Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

Rep John Delaney (D-MD): Why I’m running for president

[Commentary] The American people are far greater than the sum of our political parties. It is time for us to rise above our broken politics and renew the spirit that enabled us to achieve the seemingly impossible.

Anthony Scaramucci Called Me to Unload About White House Leakers, Reince Priebus, and Steve Bannon

On July 26, I received a phone call from Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director. He wasn’t happy.

Senate panel to vote on FCC nominees on August 2

On August 2, the Commerce Committee will hold confirmation votes for three nominees to the Federal Communications Commission. panel will vote on former Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and Brendan Carr, a Republican.

New FCC Nominations Wrinkle

The Senate Commerce Committee has a vote on Federal Communications Commission nominations planned for Aug.

USDS Official Departs

Haley Van Dyck, the longtime Obama administration official who helped launch the US Digital Service in 2014, has left that office, OMB confirms.

This is not okay

[Commentary] When President Donald Trump attacked Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a tweet July 25 for not aggressively investigating Hillary Clinton, most attention focused, understandably, on the implications for Sessions.

Sean Spicer Resigns as White House Press Secretary, Denouncing Chaos in West Wing

Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, resigned after denouncing chaos in the West Wing and telling President Donald Trump he vehemently disagreed with the appointment of the New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.

FTC Acting Chairman Ohlhausen Selects D. Bruce Hoffman as Acting Director of the Agency’s Bureau of Competition

Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen announced that she has selected D.

Acting FTC Chairman Ohlhausen Appoints Neil Chilson as Acting Chief Technologist

Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen has appointed Neil Alan Chilson as the agency’s acting Chief Technologist.

Consumer Technology Association Calls for Swift Confirmation of FCC Nominees

In advance of July 19's Federal Communications Commission nominations hearing in the Senate Commerce Committee, the Consumer Technology Association was calling for a swift vote for confirmation.