Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

Rep Blackburn announces bid for Tennessee Senate seat

House Communications Subcommittee Chair Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) will run for Senate in 2018, making her the likely front-runner to fill the seat of retiring Sen Bob Corker (R-TN).

Statement Of Commissioner Brendan Carr On Additional Staff Appointments

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr announced the appointment of Drema Johnson as Confidential Assistant in his office, and the departure of Natalie Martinez, who served as Acting Confidential Assistant since August 2017.

Senate Commerce Committee Recommends Redl to Full Senate

The Senate Commerce Committee has voted unanimously (by voice vote) to forward the nomination of David Redl to the full Senate for a vote.

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel Announces Staff

Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel announced the appointment of Travis Litman as Chief of Staff and Senior Legal Advisor, with primary responsibility for wireline and public safety issues.

Fight for the Future Targets Democratic Sens Who Voted for Pai

Fight for the Future is going after the four Democratic Sens who joined with Republican Sens in voting to confirm Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to another term at the FCC.

Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. Were Close to Being Charged With Felony Fraud

In the spring of 2012, Donald Trump’s two eldest children, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr., found themselves in a precarious legal position.

A deeper look at Silicon Valley’s long-term politics

[Commentary] To shed light on the motivations of the tech elite, I and my co-authors at Stanford Graduate School of Business, David Broockman and Neil Malhotra, released the findings from a political survey of over 600 tech company founders.

FCC Reactions to Chairman Pai's Confirmation for Second Term

On Oct 2, the US Senate voted to confirm Ajit Pai for a second term as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

FCC Commissioner Carr names Chief of Staff

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr announced that Jamie Susskind has joined his office as Chief of Staff and Legal Advisor for wireline issues.