Tuesday, May 29, 2012

FCC Back at Full Strength

FCC Commissioner
Jessica Rosenworcel
FCC Commissioner
Ajit Pai

Jessica Rosenworcel and Ajit Pai are the two newest FCC Commissioners, sworn in on May 14 by Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski after receiving Senate confirmation earlier in the month. The two had been nominated last November by President Obama to fill seats vacated by former Commissioners Michael Copps and Meredith Atwell Baker. Senate action on their nominations was blocked by Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) over the FCC's approval of LightSquared's wireless network application that threatened massive interference to the GPS navigation system. Grassley received the documentation he was requesting in early May and the Senate quickly approved the nominations of Rosenworcel, a Democrat, and Pai, a Republican.