Trump Rounds Out FCC with Brendan Carr Nomination
President Donald Trump has nominated Brendan Carr to fill the fifth and final Commissioner role at the FCC. Brendan Carr, a Republican, joins Commissioner Michael O'Reilly and Chairman Ajit Pai, giving Republicans a 3-2 majority over Democrat Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel. The Commission had a Democrat majority under President Obama and a Republican majority under President Bush. "I congratulate Brendan Carr on the President's announcement that he will be nominated to serve as an FCC Commissioner," said Chairman Pai in a statement. "Brendan’s expertise on wireless policy and public safety will be a tremendous asset to the Commission. I look forward to working with him in his new role and wish him all the best during the confirmation process." Trump reinstated Rosenworcel to her seat on the Commission earlier this month.
Senate Approves Trump's FCC Picks
The U.S. Senate today formally approved the nominations of Brendan Carr and Jessica Rosenworcel to the Federal Communications Commission.
Trump Asks Jessica Rosenworcel to Return to FCC
President Donald Trump today nominated former FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to retake her seat with the agency. Rosenworcel served on the commission for several years under the Obama Administration.
President Trump Picks Republican Ajit Pai to Chair FCC
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai today said President Donald Trump has selected him to serve as the FCC's 34th Chairman. "I am deeply grateful to the President of the United States," said Pai in a statement posted to his Twitter account.
Trump Renominates Pai to Serve As FCC Chair
President Donald Trump today renominated Ajit Pai to the Federal Communications Commission. Pai has been running the agency since the January departure of former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, even though Pai's official tenure at the FCC ended in the middle of 2016.