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everybody I'm back T. mobile CEO John ledger is on Capitol Hill Wednesday along with sprint chief Marcello claw ready to defend the deal to combine their companies stressing the jobs they say it will create and how it could benefit the construction of five G. networks but standing in their way is a who's who of democratic presidential hopefuls who say the deal would raise consumer prices and the house panel is eager to grill the two CEOs on whether the proposed merger will hurt competition twenty six billion dollar deal to tie up the number three and number four U. S. wireless carriers was struck in April it's received national security clearance but still needs approval from the justice department and the FCC this week a group of eight democratic senators an independent senator Bernie Sanders urge those government agencies to reject the deal saying it's unlikely to raise monthly wireless bills cause job losses and undermine innovation the group includes confirms twenty twenty candidates Amy Klobuchar Kirsten Gillibrand Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker in his prepared remarks ledger argued with those lawmakers objections wanting to his company's history of aggressive pricing and said T. mobile would need eleven thousand new employees by twenty twenty four letter also pledged to create five G. without using networking equipment from Chinese telecom giants while way in Zee T. companies distrusted by US national security experts