In what could only be called a surprise move at this point of the process, Congressman Charles Gonzales, (D- TX), Congresswoman Hilda Solis(D- CA). , Congressman Bobby Rush (D- IL) & Congressman Ed Towns (D-NY) applaud the efforts made by Sirius and XM and support the offer made by the companies. Didn't see that coming, did you?
In a joint letter to Chairman Martin, they state in their letter:
"We are encouraged that XM and Sirius have offered to help improve the state of minority ownership and control of media outlets. While we recognize that this proposal is not true ownership of a media outlet, it is certainly a step in the right direction. Should the merger occur, we fully support this voluntary offer."
[ Reps Letter ]