Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns at President Trump’s request

Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned at President Donald Trump’s request, ending the tenure of a loyalist President Trump had soured on shortly after Sessions took office in 2017 because the former senator from Alabama had recused himself from

ITU elects first woman and other top managers to lead UN agency for technology

The 20th Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) elected the first woman to one of five top executive positions in the history of the organization. Member States of ITU, the United Nations specializ

Commerce Sec Ross Appoints FirstNet Board Members

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the appointment of six individuals to serve on the Board of the First Responder Network Authority, including five new members. 

Why Women Need Net Neutrality

As a member of the Federal Communications Commission, Jessica Rosenworcel is charged with regulating the nation’s radio, television, and phone industries.

Chairman Pai Plans to Remain Chairman For ‘Foreseeable Future’

Brian Hart, director of the Federal Communications Commission’s office of media relations, said that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai “plans to lead the FCC for the foreseeable future.” Pai — a Republican appointed to the commission by President Barack Obama

The 2019 Congress could shatter diversity records

If Democrats take back the House in November 2019 could have more minority representatives in Congress than it's had in its 230-year history. And Congress would finally start to look more like the country it represents.

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New America

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Tue, 10/30/2018 - 12:00 to 14:00

The Future of the Federal Trade Commission:
A Closer Look at the FTC's Competition and Consumer Protection Hearings



Chairman Pai Announces New Wireline Advisor

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that his special counsel, Nirali Patel, will now serve as his wireline advisor. Patel replaces Dr.

Sen Sullivan Still Blocking FCC Nominations

Despite Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s attempt to resolve Sen. Dan Sullivan’s (R-AK) concerns over the subsidy funding flowing to his sta

New Leadership for Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

The Senate confirmed the nominations of three members, including a new chairman, to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board — which has stood as a one-person show for roughly two years.