Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

Former FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn to Lead New INCOMPAS Initiative

INCOMPAS CEO Chip Pickering announced that former FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn would be leading a new campaign on behalf of the trade association to focus on boosting technology innovation and inclusion in America’s heartland. 

Chairman Pai Appoints Alexander Sanjenis Acting Media Advisor

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that Alexander Sanjenis will serve as his acting media advisor. Sanjenis replaces Alison Nemeth Steger, who is departing the FCC.

FTC’s Bureau of Competition Launches Task Force to Monitor Technology Markets

The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition announced the creation of a task force dedicated to monitoring competition in US technology markets, investigating any potential anticompetitive conduct in those markets, and taking enforcement

Memorializing the Significance of the FCC’s Chief Information Officer’s Role

The Federal Communications Commission adopted a change to a rule to incorporate a statutory update to the authorities of the FCC’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) into the FCC’s organizational rules.

FCC Renews Disability Advisory Committee

The Federal Communications Commission has renewed the charter for the Disability Advisory Committee. The charter became effective December 21, 2018 and provides the Committee with authorization to operate for two years from the effective date. Iss

FCC Commissioner O'Rielly Hires Joel Miller as Chief of Staff and Media Legal Advisor

Federal Communications Commissioner Michael O’Rielly announced that he has hired Joel Miller as new chief of staff, press contact, and media advisor in his office. Miller intends to begin work on Feb 25, 2019.

So Much for 'Senator Pai'

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, who has long attracted rumors about a potential run for political office, shot down speculation that he would seek the seat in his home state of Kansas that Sen.

FCC Commissioner Starks Announces Staff Changes

Federal Communications Commissioner Geoffrey Starks announced the appointment of William Davenport as Chief of Staff and Senior Legal Advisor covering Wireless and International issues, and the departure of Daudeline Meme, who has served as Acting

Commissioner O'Rielly Interested in New FCC Term

The next Federal Communications Commission commissioner’s term to expire belongs to Mike O’Rielly, and he said he would welcome another five-year term. “I’ve expressed an interest in potentially staying,” said Commissioner O'Rielly.

Sen Amy Klobuchar enters 2020 election ready to take on Big Tech

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) joined the 2020 Democratic race, separating herself from the pack by talking up her efforts to take on big tech. “We need to put some digital rules into law when it comes to people’s privacy.