Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

FCC Announces Chairs of Working Groups for Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

This Public Notice serves as notice that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has appointed chairs for the three working groups for the Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment (ACDDE):

FCC Commissioner O'Rielly announces Brooke Ericson as Chief of Staff, Press Contact and Media Advisor

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Michael O’Rielly has hired Brooke Ericson as chief of staff, press contact and media advisor in his office.

Groups Seek to Delay FCC Chairman Pai’s Re-confirmation

Location:
US Capitol, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, DC, 20515, United States

Media consolidation and deregulation critics are trying to prevent Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai from being confirmed for a new term, tying it to what they say are continuing questions about the FCC's handling of the Sinclair/Tribune merger, plus their concerns about the merger itself.

FCC Commissioner Clyburn Announces Staff Changes

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Mignon Clyburn appointed Louis Peraertz as Senior Legal Advisor covering wireless, international and public safety issues, and the departure of Daudeline Meme, who has served as the Commissioner’s wireless, international and public safety Legal Advisor since March 2016.

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The Public’s Advocate

Location:
1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza Suite 1212, Chicago, IL, 60654, United States

We’re here to celebrate former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler’s public service, and discuss protecting the Open Internet, the most critical communications issue of our time. We’re here today to recognize Tom’s many efforts on behalf of the American people.

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

Location:
University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, 21250, United States

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

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The Public’s Advocate

We’re here to celebrate Tom Wheeler’s public service, and discuss protecting the Open Internet, the most critical communications issue of our time.

VP Pence hires Freedom Caucus adviser Alyssa Farah for press secretary

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States

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

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

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 established to champion the voice of every American, “no matter their race, gender, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.”

Chairman Pai Names Carowitz Special Counsel

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

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

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States

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

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai issued the following statement on the death of former US Senator Pete Domenici of New Mexico.

FCC Chairman Pai talks about the limited role for regulation

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

A Q&A with Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai.

Pai on Trump

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

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

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

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

Location:
Senate Commerce Committee, Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE Russell Senate Office Building - 253, Washington, DC, 20002, United States

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.

Google critics pushed out by think tank launch independent group

A group of antitrust experts has launched their own independent organization after they were pushed out of the New America think tank two weeks after raising criticisms of Google.

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Thune Announces Key Committee Staff Changes

Location:
Senate Commerce Committee, Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE Russell Senate Office Building - 253, Washington, DC, 20002, United States

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) announced two promotions and one new addition to the committee staff.

Hope Hicks to be named White House communications director

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States

Hope Hicks, a longtime member of President Donald Trump’s communications team, will assume the role of White House communications director on a permanent basis, a senior administration official confirmed Sept 12.

Internet companies too big? FTC chair says more than market share counts

Location:
Federal Trade Commission (FTC), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20580, United States

A speech by the acting chairperson of the Federal Trade Commission pushes back, hard, against a growing clamor among those who fear Internet companies are getting too big.

Chairman Pai Names Dana Shaffer As Deputy Bureau Chief Of Wireless Telecommunications Bureau

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has named Dana Shaffer as deputy bureau chief and chief of staff of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau.

An unsung success story: A forty-year retrospective on US communications policy

Location:
University of Pennsylvania, 3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, United States

This paper looks back at forty years of US communications policy, and concludes that all of the challenges that were salient when Telecommunications Policy published its first issue—the lack of competition in CPE, long distance, local telephone service, television networks, and multichannel video program distribution—have essentially been addressed.

Walden’s Ready for Redl

Location:
Capitol Building, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC, 20002, United States

House Commerce Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) is getting impatient that — thanks to obstruction from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) over internet governance questions — his committee's telecommunications staffer David Redl still lacks even a Senate Commerce Committee vote to lead the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

FCC Announces the Membership, First Meeting, and Docket Number of the Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced the appointment of 31 members to the Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment (ACDDE), which will ...

Chairman Pai Names Degani Acting General Counsel

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has named Nicholas Degani as the agency’s Acting General Counsel. Degani will serve in the role on an interim basis following Jennifer Tatel’s departure from the agency.

A Quick Moment for FCC Chairman Pai?

Location:
US Capitol, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, DC, 20515, United States

Senate Republicans are trying to lock down a time for a roll call vote for Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s reconfirmation.

FTC Acting Chairman Ohlhausen Announces Selection of Ian R. Conner as an Acting Deputy Director of the Bureau of Competition

Location:
Federal Trade Commission (FTC), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20580, United States

Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen announced that she has selected Ian R. Conner, a partner in the Antitrust & Competition group at the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, to be an Acting Deputy Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, effective Sept. 18, 2017.

Former FTC chairwoman Edith Ramirez tapped to lead antitrust at global law firm

Location:
Hogan & Lovells, 555 13th Street, NW Room 13-202, Washington, DC, 20004, United States

The nation's former top consumer-protection official is headed to Hogan Lovells, a top international law firm, to specialize on an increasingly visible area of policy: antitrust and competition law.

Google critic’s firing sparks backlash within New America ranks

Location:
New America Foundation, 1899 L St NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

The New America Foundation is facing substantial backlash from Democrats, academics, and journalists — including those within its own ranks — a week after it was revealed that Google pressure led to the firing of a prominent Google critic at the left-leaning think tank.

McCarthy Named to Run Mobile Future

Location:
Mobile Future, 1325 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20004, United States

Mobile Future, a wireless advocacy group whose members include AT&T, Verizon and Qualcomm, has named Margaret McCarthy executive director. McCarthy will oversee day-to-day operations.

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