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AT&T Announces Big Bonuses for Employees After GOP Tax Bill Passage

AT&T has announced that their employees will be among the first workers who will benefit from the new national tax plan.

CEO Randall Stephenson has sent out a press release, stating that 200,000 members of their nationwide staff will receive a $1,000 bonus after the new bill becomes law. The statement also says that the telecommunications giant will invest $1 billion in the United States next year.

This news might come as a black eye for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who invoked AT&T as he criticized the GOP reform plan in a speech of dissent today:

AT&T has been in the political news quite a bit recently, due to the intrigue surrounding the Justice Department’s decision to block their merger with Time Warner. This has prompted a few questions about whether the DOJ’s actions have anything to do with President Trump‘s hatred for one of AT&T’s biggest assets: CNN.

Could this be a matter of good PR and getting into the president’s good graces? Guess we’ll all find out together.

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