Monday, May 19, 2014

House Judiciary Committee on AT&T and DirecTV Proposed Merger

(WASHINGTON) – Following the announcement of the AT&T and DirecTV proposed merger, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Subcommittee Chairman Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.), Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), and Subcommittee Ranking Member Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) issued the following joint statement:

U.S. Representative
John  Conyers, Jr.
“Yesterday’s announcement of the proposed merger between AT&T and DirecTV comes on the heels of the House Judiciary Committee’s review of the Comcast and Time Warner Cable merger. The proposed AT&T and DirecTV merger would be the fourth largest telecommunications merger in history. The Committee has a strong record of reviewing proposed transactions that could have a significant impact on consumers and the competitive marketplace. We intend to continue that record by conducting a hearing to examine the proposed AT&T and DirecTV merger to ensure that consumers’ interests are protected in an increasingly consolidated telecommunications marketplace.”

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