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Congressmen: Delay AT&T/BellSouth Merger Approval

Law360 (September 29, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Two lawmakers have jumped into the debate surrounding the proposed merger of telecommunications companies BellSouth and AT&T, sending a letter to the Department of Justice urging the agency to delay its approval of the deal.

U.S. Representatives F. James Sensenbrenner and John Conyers Jr. sent a letter to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales asking him to “more carefully examine the competitive impact of this consolidation.”

The congressmen advocated waiting until the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has completed its review of the mergers of...
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