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Five US Senate Democrats today warned that the T-Mobile US/Sprint merger could hurt consumers and urged the Senate Commerce Committee to hold a hearing on the deal’s potential harms.

The Democrats sent a letter to Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) asking him to schedule a hearing on the proposed merger.

The committee has “jurisdiction over the wireless industry and the Federal Communications Commission” and thus has a “responsibility to assess the effects of this potential consolidation,” the Democrats wrote.

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