Wednesday, June 4, 2014

House Judiciary Committee Announces AT&T-DirecTV Merger Hearing

Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, June 24th at 10:30 a.m., the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law will hold a hearing on the proposed merger between AT&T and DirecTV. Witnesses testifying at the hearing will include Randall L. Stephenson, the CEO of AT&T, and Michael D. White, the CEO of DirecTV. Additional witnesses will be announced closer to the hearing date.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Ranking Member John Conyers (D-Mich.), Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Subcommittee Chairman Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.), and Subcommittee Ranking Member Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) issued the following joint statement on the upcoming hearing:

“The House Judiciary Committee is pleased to announce our hearing on the proposed telecommunications merger between AT&T and DirecTV. The hearing will both allow the Committee to undertake a serious examination of what might be the fourth-largest telecommunications merger in history and provide a forum for proponents and critics of the proposed merger to publicly discuss its potential competitive impact on the telecommunications marketplace.”

All House Judiciary Committee hearings are webcast live on The hearing will take place in 2141 Rayburn. 

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