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.
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.