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.
Trump to Nominate Geoffrey Starks to Fill FCC Commissioner Role
Jun 2, 2018
President Trump is prepared to nominate Geoffrey Starks to fill the FCC seat vacated by Mignon Clyburn last month. Starks already works at the FCC in the Commission's enforcement bureau.
Senate Approves Trump's FCC Picks
Aug 3, 2017
The U.S. Senate today formally approved the nominations of Brendan Carr and Jessica Rosenworcel to the Federal Communications Commission.
FCC Votes to Scrap Net Neutrality Protections
Dec 14, 2017
The FCC today voted on party lines to repeal the Obama-era net neutrality regulations. The vote was led by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who was supported by his fellow Republican Commissioners Brendan Carr and Michael O'Reilly.
Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner, Set to Depart Agency
Apr 17, 2018
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, one of two Democrats on the five-person commission, today said she intends to retire from the FCC. Clyburn has been with the agency for eight years.