Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh Chose Corporations Over the Public in a Major Net Neutrality Fight

An exacting look at Judge Brett Kavanaugh's judicial record is crucial to understand where he stands on issues of critical importance to the American people. In one such case, 

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Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Date: 
Thu, 08/23/2018 - 10:15

A hearing to consider three presidential nominees. 

Witnesses:

  • Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, of Oklahoma, to be the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Mr. James “Jim” Morhard, of Virginia, to be Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Mr. Joel Szabat, of Maryland, to be Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs at the Department of Transportation


FCC Seeks Applicants for BDAC Disaster Response and Recovery Group

The Federal Communications Commission solicits nominations for membership on a new Disaster Response and Recovery Working Group of the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC).

Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Nominations

President Donald Trump has two nominees to join the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board for the remainder of six-year terms expiring January 29, 2020:

FCC Anticipates Renewing Consumer Advisory Committee

The Federal Communications Commission announces the anticipated renewal of its Consumer Advisory Committee and solicits applications for membership, subject to renewal of the CAC's charter. Applications for membership are due by 11:59 P.M.

Chairman Pai Announces New Appointments to the Intergovernmental Advisory Committee

Chairman Ajit Pai appointed 18 new members to the FCC’s Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (IAC) and named Doug Ducey, Governor of Arizona, Chair of the newly expanded IAC. The 18 newly appointed members join the 12 existing members.

How the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee Could Shape Cities’ Digital Future

In July 2018, the 30 members of the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee gathered at the Federal Communications Commission to develop and agree to debate new model state and local laws for broadband deployment.

President Trump Nominates Droegemeier to be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy

President Donald Trump will nominate Kelvin Droegemeier of Oklahoma, to be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Dr.

Chairman Pai Announces New Chair and Vice Chair of Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai made three appointments to the Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment (ACDDE).

Chairman Pai Announces New FCC Chief Economist

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced the appointment of Babette Boliek as chief economist for the Federal Communications Commission. Dr.