Friday, August 2, 2013

Obama To Nominate Republican For FCC Commissioner

President Barack Obama plans to nominate Senate aide Michael O'Rielly to fill the second Republican seat on the Federal Communications Commission, the White House said on Thursday, bringing the agency closer to operating at full capacity, according to Reuters.

The U.S. Senate has yet to confirm Democrat Tom Wheeler as the FCC's chairman and Senate Republicans have indicated they wanted to wait for O'Rielly's nomination to pair the two for a confirmation vote after the chamber returns from an August recess in September.

FCC has been in a holding mode on the most controversial and critical issues such as planning for the upcoming large auction of airwaves under Acting Chair Mignon Clyburn.

No comments:

Post a Comment