Senate Returns Carr Nomination to White House (updated)

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The US Senate returned to President Donald Trump the nomination of Federal Communications Commission member Brendan Carr for a 5-year term beginning July 1, 2018. The nomination was received from the President on June 29, 2017, but was never acted upon. Senate rules state:

Nominations neither confirmed nor rejected during the session at which they are made shall not be acted upon at any succeeding session without being again made to the Senate by the President; and if the Senate shall adjourn or take a recess for more than thirty days, all nominations pending and not finally acted upon at the time of taking such adjournment or recess shall be returned by the Secretary to the President, and shall not again be considered unless they shall again be made to the Senate by the President.

Politico reports:

Carr was successfully confirmed last summer but only to a partial term, despite Republicans' wishes. Democrats said they wanted to keep Carr's term shorter so they could pair his full-term nomination with a successor for FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, widely rumored to be eyeing departure. Senate Commerce Chairman John Thune (R-SD) "remains committed to confirming Commissioner Carr for an additional term this year," said Committee spokesman Frederick Hill. Carr's term expires in June, but he can continue serving until the end of 2019 absent lawmaker reconfirmation.


Senate Returns Carr Nomination to White House (updated)