Rashida Tlaib Leads Effort to Oppose T-Mobile/Sprint Merger
Freshman Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) on Tuesday led a group of progressive Democrats in a letter to FCC Chair Ajit Pai and DOJ antitrust chief Makan Delrahim calling on them to block the proposed $26 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. In their letter, Tlaib and 36 House Democratic colleagues say that the merger will hurt workers and low-income consumers who rely on the company’s affordable options. “The T-Mobile-Sprint merger is a gross example of corporate greed that will leave many working and vulnerable Americans with higher costs, lower wages, and less jobs,” Tlaib said to The Hill. “This merger stands to have a negative impact on constituents and districts like the one I serve, and Chairman Pai and Assistant Attorney General Delrahim must hear about why this merger is bad for Americans. I have a duty to ensure that people come before profits.” In other news, the Congresswoman will join protesters today on Capitol Hill to call for Donald Trump’s impeachment. More on the merger here.