Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

Bolstering Economics at the FCC: Will a Separate Office Help?

[Commentary] Current Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has recently proposed creating a Bureau of Economics and Data.

VP Pence hires Freedom Caucus adviser Alyssa Farah for press secretary

Alyssa Farah, a top adviser to the conservative House Freedom Caucus, is leaving Capitol Hill to become Vice President Mike Pence's press secretary.

FCC’s New Diversity Chair Lobbied Against Network Neutrality and Services for Minority Communities

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai selected Julia Johnson, president of a consulting firm called NetCommunications, to lead the FCC’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment, a group Chairman Pai said he establishe

Chairman Pai Names Carowitz Special Counsel

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has named Michael Carowitz as Special Counsel. Carowitz joins the Office of the Chairman following Nick Degani’s departure to serve as Acting General Counsel.

White House lays out case that Comey broke the law

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the case for why former FBI Director James Comey broke the law, expanding on comments from the day before about how federal prosecutors should consider bringing a case.

Chairman Pai Statement On The Death Of Former Senator Pete Domenici

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai issued the following statement on the death of former US Senator Pete Domenici of New Mexico: “I was saddened to learn of the death of Senator Pete Domenici.

FCC Chairman Pai talks about the limited role for regulation

A Q&A with Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai. He says the government's role should be to step in when there is a market failure — but he was tough to pin down on where he sees those occurring.

Pai on Trump

Asked about the President at a Lincoln Network event, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai described him as “very gregarious” and “up to date” on some of the agency’s work when the two met.

Chairman Pai and Commissioner Clyburn To Visit Florida, Inspect Damage Caused By Hurricane Irma

The Federal Communications Commission announced that Chairman Ajit Pai and Commissioner Mignon Clyburn will be in Florida on September 18.

Chairman Thune Wants to Move on Redl’s NTIA Nomination

David Redl, the Trump administration’s nominee to lead the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration, has been stalled for months in the upper chamber.