FCC Chairman Confirmed by the Senate
The senate has approved Julius Genachowski, nominated by President Barack Obama, as the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Along with Genachowski, the senate also confirmed Republican Commissioner Robert McDowell for a second term. The senate has yet to confirm Mignon Clyburn, from South Carolina, to fill one of the Democrat seats of the FCC. Genachowski will take over for acting Chairman Michael Copps, who has filled the seat since Kevin Martin's departure from the FCC in January.
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 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.
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.
Senate Gives Ajit Pai 5 More Years at FCC's Helm
Ajit Pai will serve as the FCC's Chairman for another five-year term after the U.S. Senate voted to extend his leadership with the agency.