Monday, February 1, 2021

Advocacy Groups Urge Biden, Congress to Fill FCC Vacancy

 UPDATE A coalition of 30 advocacy groups are calling on President Joe Biden and Congress to quickly fill the vacant, fifth seat on the FCC.

While Biden named Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat, the Acting Chairwoman, the Commission was left with a vacancy when former Chairman Ajit Pai exited on Inauguration Day. He told reporters just before he left that even if President Donald Trump was re-elected, he and his family had decided he would leave the post at the beginning of this year.

Before Pai left, Senate Republicans fast-tracked the confirmation of Nathan Simington, a Republican nominated by Trump. That leaves the agency deadlocked at 2-2, Inside Towers reported. Continue Reading

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