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Congress Wants Details On FCC AT&T/BellSouth Vote

Law360 (December 6, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Federal Communications Commission’s delayed vote on the merger of telecommunications companies AT&T and BellSouth has become even more politicized, with congressional Democrats asking the agency to explain actions taken by FCC Chairman Kevin Martin.

Rep. John Dingell and Rep. Edward Markey, both of the House Commerce Committee, have sent a letter to FCC General Counsel Sam Feder, asking him to explain why Martin allowed Commissioner Robert McDowell to vote on the merger.

McDowell, a Republican commissioner, had recused himself from the vote due to a...
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