Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

South Bend hires new innovation chief -- Denise Linn Riedl

A month after the City of South Bend’s first Chief Innovation Officer stepped down, the city has named Denise Linn Riedl to fill the position. Riedl is a Benton Foundation Fellow and previously worked at the City Tech Collaborative in Chicago and

Senate Communications Subcommittee Members Named

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-WA) announced member assignments for each subcommittee.

Government shutdown halts the Trump FCC’s deregulation agenda

The companies that have been the beneficiaries of the Trump Federal Communications Commission’s deregulation are now discovering that a government that does nothing cannot serve their interests.

Witness at AG Nominee Barr Confirmation Hearing: Independent FCC, FTC Would be Unconstitutional Under Barr Theory

In day two of Attorney General Nominee William Barr's confrimation hearing, Georgia State law professor Nail Kinkopf told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the independence of federal agencies including the Federal Communications Commission are

On Pai Alert

Federal Communications Commission  Chairman Ajit Pai has long attracted rumors that he may run for political office one day. And despite committing to serving out his remaining two years as chair, recent retirement news from Sen.

Rep Mike Doyle (D-PA) Named Chairman of Communications Subcommittee

House Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr.

Rep Latta (R-OH) Named Ranking Member of Communications Subcommittee

House Commerce Committee Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR) announced the subcommittee Ranking Members for the 116th Congress. As expected, Rep Bob Latta (R-OH) has been named Ranking Member of the Communications Subcommittee. “I’d like to thank Co

Former FCC staffer Patrick Halley Joins USTelecom Leadership

Patrick Halley is USTelecom’s new Senior Vice President of Advocacy and Regulatory Affairs, the broadband group announced.

Top Aide to Sen Thune Exits Hill to Join FTI Counsulting

FTI Consulting announced the appointment of Frederick Hill as a Managing Director in the Strategic Communications segment.


Senate Commerce Committee

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 10:00

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold an executive session on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. to consider and approve the rules for the committee and to ratify Subcommittees and Subcommittee assignments for the 116th Congress.