Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner, Set to Depart Agency
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. "[Mignon] has been a tremendous leader and a committed public servant throughout her time here," remarked Chairman Ajit Pai. "As the first woman to head the agency, she led skillfully through a transition and put her stamp on the Commission, including through her steadfast leadership in telehealth, media diversity, and digital inclusion." Fellow Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel said, "Commissioner Clyburn is a dynamo. She represents the best of public service." Today was Clyburn's last public meeting with the FCC, but she intends to wrap up her tenure with the agency over the next few weeks. A new, as-yet-unnamed commissioner will eventually take her place.
Mar 7, 2017
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.
Apr 26, 2017
Ajit Pai, Chairman of the FCC, today outlined his plan to remove the Title II classification from broadband services and kill off net neutrality laws put in place by the Commission two years ago. In a sometimes fiery and heavily partisan statement, Pai suggested that the previous Commission made an incredible mistake by re-classifying broadband under Title II and installing bright line rules that could not be broken.
Nov 21, 2017
Ajit Pai, the Republican Chairman of the FCC, today said he intends to abolish the net neutrality regulations put in place by the previous administration in favor of a "light touch" regulatory approach. "In 2015 the FCC ...
Jun 29, 2017
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.