Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

Senate Will Proceed to Pai Nomination Vote

The Senate as expected voted to invoke cloture (limit debate) on the renomination of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to a new, five-year term on the FCC retroactive to the end of his term, which was June 2016 (commissioners can

Five Reasons to Fire Chairman Pai

The Senate majority is charging forward with plans to vote to reconfirm Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai for another five years.

Sen Markey 'Slices' Up FCC's Pai

On the floor of the Senate, Sen Ed Markey (D-MA) said, "At every turn, [Federal Communications Commission] Chairman Pai choses corporate interests over consumers." He told his colleagues that the FCC now stands for "Forgetting Consumers and Compet

Sen Wyden Slams FCC Chairman Pai on Senate Floor

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) took to the Senate floor to oppose the nomination of Ajit Pai for a new five-year term on the Federal Communications Commission. His remarks came just before a planned cloture vote on debate on the nomination.

Sen Wicker Praises FCC Chairman Pai

Speaking in support of Ajit Pai’s nomination for a new five-year term on the Federal Communications Commission, Sen Roger Wicker (R-MS) said that in nine short months, Chairman Pai had taken steps to keep the internet free and open for consumers,

Anthony Scaramucci to Launch His Own News Site

Anthony Scaramucci, the former White House Communications Director whose tenure lasted 10 days, is starting his own news service, he announced in a video on Twitter Sept 27. The video was posted to a new handle, @ScaramucciPost.

It’s time for Congress to fire the FCC chairman

[Commentary] If you believe communications networks should be fast, fair, open, and affordable, you need ask your senator to vote against Ajit Pai’s reconfirmation. Now. The Senate vote on Pai is imminent.

Senate confirms President Trump's Pick for DOJ Antitrust Division

The Senate voted to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Justice Department’s antitrust division, a vote that comes as the department considers the AT&T-Time Warner merger worth $85.4 billion.

Sen. Cantwell Speaks Out Against Pai Renomination

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) took to the Senate floor to oppose the nomination of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai for a new term on the commission, citing network neutrality.

Sen Corker Won't Seek Re-election, Rep Blackburn Expresses Interest in Seat

Sen Bob Corker (R-TN), chairman of the influential Foreign Relations Committee, will not seek re-election in 2018. He is the first senator to announce retirement plans ahead of 2018's election cycle.