Friday, June 21, 2013

Ratcliffe Named FCC's Acting Enforcement Chief

Acting FCC Enforcement
Bureau Chief Bob Ratcliffe
(FCC Photo)

FCC Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn has named Media Bureau Deputy Chief Bob Ratcliffe as Acting Chief of the Enforcement Bureau, temporarily replacing Michelle Ellison, who was tapped by Clyburn to be her Chief of Staff until FCC Chairman-designate Tom Wheeler is confirmed by the Senate. Ratcliffe served as Deputy Chief of the Enforcement Bureau between 2006 and 2009.
Senate hearings were planned for June on Wheeler's nomination. "Newsline" reports that House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), W7EQI, says he has some reservations about Wheeler based on his time as a telecom industry lobbyist. However, only the Senate gets to vote on confirming presidential nominees.