The new commissioner chooses three acting legal advisers and a confidential assistant.
No eyebrows were raised over news Wednesday night that President Trump intends to nominate FCC general counsel Brendan Carr to fill the empty Republican Commission seat. While the move has been expected for weeks, Carr isn’t especially well known—at least among cable’s Washington crowd. Here are some observations.
President Trump has named the FCC’s current general counsel as his pick to fill the final open Republican slot at the FCC. Brendan Carr’s nomination gives FCC Chairman Ajit Pai another reliable ally in executing his deregulatory agenda.
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, the newest Republican on the panel, is proving anything but shy about establishing his conservative credentials from the get-go. In a speech in Pennsylvania and in his first dissenting vote opposing the Democratic majority, Pai is making it clear that he isn’t just going to be a go-along-to-get-along commissioner.
President Obama nominated Mignon Clyburn on Wednesday to serve a second term as a commissioner on the FCC. Clyburn is known as a liberal on the five-member commission and is a vocal advocate for media diversity.
A bipartisan pair of FCC commissioners were sworn into office today, making the commission complete for the first time in nearly a year. Jessica Rosenworcel, a former Senate Commerce Committee senior communications counsel, will fill a Democratic seat on the FCC and Ajit Pai, a former FCC aide, will fill a Republican seat.
The Senate on Monday approved, after months of delay, the nominations as new FCC commissioners of Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel and Republican Ajit Pai. Once they are sworn in and assume their new jobs in the next few days, this will bring the FCC up to full strength with five seated commissioners for the first time in a year.
The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) with American University’s Women & Politics Institute, along with AT&T, will host an event for AWM members and special guests to honor “Women of the FCC: Past and Present” on Thursday, Nov. 18, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Katzen Arts Center at American University in Washington, […]