72 Members Of Congress Sign Letter Opposing Sat Merger
June 18, 2007 at 12:33 PM (PT)
Seventy-two members of Congress are signatories to a letter sent to FCC Chairman KEVIN MARTIN, Attorney General ALBERTO GONZALES, and FTC Chairman DEBORAH PLATT MAJORAS opposing the merger of XM SATELLITE RADIO and SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO.
"On its face, we believe that sanctioning the marriage of the only competitors in the satellite radio market would create a monopoly which would be devastating to consumers," the letter read.
The letter was written by Reps. GENE GREEN (D-TX) and JIM SENSENBRENNER (R-WI) and included the signatures of 47 Democrats and 25 Republicans.