House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (WA-09) released the following statement on the proposed T-Mobile, MetroPCS merger:

"The proposed merger between T-Mobile and MetroPCS has the potential to improve competition in the wireless marketplace, secure many middle-class and high-tech jobs in the Puget Sound region, and solidify Washington State’s place as a leader in the telecommunications sector.
 
"I look forward to a thorough and efficient regulatory review of the merger and to working to ensure that appropriate policies are in place to promote growth and innovation in this and other industries."