Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

President Trump tech adviser Reed Cordish is leaving the White House

A senior Trump administration adviser on government-to-government and technology initiatives is stepping down, the latest of more than a dozen top officials to depart the White House in little more than a year.  Reed S.

General Counsel for the Internet Association to Join White House as Adviser to President Trump

An executive at a top technology trade association will be joining the White House as a tech adviser to President Donald Trump.

Remarks of Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel at 15th Annual 911 Awards and 50th Anniversary

Today let’s celebrate the history of Hayleyville (AL)—and the present of 9-1-1 by bestowing honors on some dynamic individuals and organizations: Tamika Greer, Roger Marshall, Cheryl Kagan and the 9-1-1 programs from Monmouth County (NJ); Orange C

Opening Remarks Of Chairman Ajit Pai At The National Congress Of American Indians Executive Council Winter Session

Increasing access to broadband and other telecommunications services in rural areas, including on Tribal lands, has been one of my top priorities. The good news is that the percentage of Americans living on Tribal lands who lack access to high-spe

What We Heard From Four FTC Nominees

The Senate Commerce Committee convened a hearing for the president’s nominees to serve as Federal Trade Commissioners:

FCC's Broadband Advisory Committee’s Needs More State and Local Representation

The Federal Communications Commission's Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee's (BDAC) membership -- and, therefore, the recommendations and discussion drafts currently under consideration -- do not reflect balanced viewpoints between industry a

Chairman Walden Announces Mike Bloomquist as House Commerce Committee Staff Director

House Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) announced Mike Bloomquist, currently the committee’s Deputy Staff Director, will be named Staff Director effective immediately.  The committee’s previous Staff Director Ray Baum passed away Feb

Date/Location Details: 

Senate Commerce Committee

Date: 
Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:00

Witnesses:

  • Mr. Joseph Simons, of Virginia, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner, Chairman Designate
  • Mr. Rohit Chopra, of New York, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner
  • Mr. Noah Joshua Phillips, of Maryland, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner 
  • Ms. Christine S. Wilson, of Virginia, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner


OSTP Staffing Update

Roughly half of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) consists of Trump administration hires. More than 20 new people have joined the office since the start of President Donald Trump’s term.