GOP Urges Obama To Lay Off AT&T, T-Mobile Merger

Law360, New York (September 20, 2011, 7:47 PM EDT) -- Congressional Republicans voiced disapproval of the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust lawsuit aiming to block the proposed $39 billion AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile USA Inc. merger, saying Tuesday in a letter to President Barack Obama that barring the deal would hurt job creation.

The letter, signed by 100 Republicans and led by Rep. Pete Olson, R-Texas, calls the Obama administration's understanding of the competition in the wireless market "flawed" and suggests that if he is serious about creating jobs, the merger should be allowed to go...
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