Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

Chairman Pai cancels trip to Consumer Electronics Show amid government shutdown

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai and Commissioner Brendan Carr are canceling their appearances at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show as a consequence of the ongoing partial government shutdown.

Senate Confirms New Director of the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy

Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier has been confirmed as the new director of the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).

Senate Confirms Geoffrey Starks and Brendan Carr to FCC

The Senate has confirmed Commissioner Brendan Carr to a full, five-year term and has confirmed Geoffrey Starks to the open seat on the Federal Communications Commission. Both had already been approved by the Senate Commerce Committee -- Starks in

Sens Manchin, Sullivan lift hold on FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr

Sen Joe Manchin (D-WV) lifted his hold on Federal Communications Commissioner Brendan Carr after the agency promised to prioritize rolling out funding for wireless broadband in rural areas.

Chairman Pai Names Six Members to the USAC Board

Chairman Ajit Pai appointed six members to the Board of Directors of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC):

Rep Pallone (D-NJ) Elected Chairman of Energy and Commerce Committee

I thank my Democratic colleagues for their support in electing me Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee.

The Case for Agency Authority

This is my case for why I am pro-agency rulemaking authority, and you should be too.

FCC Nominees Against the Clock

Multiple holds may prevent the Senate from advancing long-stalled Federal Communications Commission nominations before Congress adjourns, which could come as soon as Dec 21 if lawmakers resolve government funding negotiations.

Chairman Pai hopes to find common ground with lawmakers in the new Congress

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai didn’t quite rule out an eventual run for office and said he hopes to find common ground with lawmakers in the new Congress.

Gigi Sohn, Renowned Public Advocate and Net Neutrality Pioneer, Joins EFF’s Board

Gigi Sohn, a leading public advocate for the concept that broadband Internet should be open, affordable, and competitive, has joined the board of directors of the Electronic Fronteir Foundation.