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.
Jan 23, 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
Feb 2, 2017
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today said he hopes to make the agency more transparent and accessible to the American public. Primarily, Pai wants to ensure that FCC documents are available earlier in the process ahead of votes and/or adoption by the Commission.