Chuck Grassley

United States Senator from Iowa

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Grassley Statement on Proposed AT&T and T-Mobile USA Merger

Mar 21, 2011


Grassley Statement on Proposed AT&T and T-Mobile USA Merger


Ranking Member Chuck Grassley released the following statement about the proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile USA.  The Senate Judiciary Committee has jurisdiction over anti-trust issues.

 

“The Justice Department needs to carefully scrutinize the merger to ensure that the more than 90 percent of Americans who own cell phones are not harmed by having fewer provider choices.  Choices in the marketplace generally spur competition, innovation, and lower prices, and it’s imperative that this choice remains in place for the consumer.  In the upcoming months, I expect the Senate Judiciary Committee will consider the implications of this merger on the American public.”