Friday, July 28, 2017

FCC General Counsel to be Named Commissioner

UPDATE: The nominations of both Brendan Carr and Jessica Rosenworcel were confirmed on August 3 by the U.S. Senate, bringing the FCC back to full strength.

(FCC Photo)
President Trump has announced that he plans to nominate FCC General Counsel Brendan Carr to a seat on the Commission. Carr is a key ally of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, according to Newsline, and a strong proponent of Pai's efforts to roll back the "net neutrality" rules that had been approved when the commission was under Democratic control. 
Carr's nomination would need Senate confirmation, as does the already pending nomination of former Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to return to the Commission.