Senate Confirms 2 New FCC Commissioners

The Senate  confirmed GOP nominee Ajit Pai and former Senate Commerce Committee aide Jessica Rosenworcel, the Democratic nominee today.

Grassley Lifts Holds On Two FCC Nominees

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Friday released holds he had placed on two nominees to the FCC. Grassley had placed the holds on Republican Ajit Pai and Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel months ago and had demanded FCC documents on the agency’s decision to grant a waiver to LightSquared, the politically connected telecommunications firm that wanted to set up a new 4G wireless network.

Grassley: No Movement On FCC Nominees

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) strongly denied suggestions by Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) that any sort of settlement in the impasse over Grassley’s hold on FCC nominees Ajit Pai and Jessica Rosenworcel in the near future.