Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

These frightening new survey results describe a Congress in crisis

Even if members of Congress truly want to translate their current pique at institutional dysfunction into genuine deliberation, into a process of “regular order” where committees develop legislation, where would they begin?

Secrecy and Suspicion Surround President Trump’s Deregulation Teams

When President Donald Trump ordered federal agencies to form teams to dismantle government regulations, the Transportation Department turned to people with deep industry ties.

Kayleigh McEnany named RNC spokesperson

Kayleigh McEnany, who recently departed CNN as a contributor, will be the next spokesperson for the Republican National Committee. McEnany frequently defended President Donald Trump during her tenure at CNN.

Rep Eshoo to Keynote INCOMPAS Show Oct 15-17

Rep Anna Eshoo (D-CA) will deliver the keynote speech at the INCOMPAS Show Oct. 15-17 in San Francisco (CA).

Rosenworcel, Carr Get Washington Welcome

The confirmations of Jessica Rosenworcel and Brendan Carr to five-year terms on the Federal Communications Commission drew a crowd of reactors.

White House reporters explain why ‘palace intrigue’ actually matters

It's the White House's go-to pejorative when dismissing reports of internal power struggles as idle gossip: “palace intrigue.” The phrase conveys the idea that reporters covering President Trump and his advisers are more like reality TV addicts th

Chairman Pai Announces Balaguer To Serve As Deputy Director Of The Office Of Legislative Affairs

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the agency has chosen Jim Balaguer to serve as deputy director of the Office of Legislative Affairs.

Senate Confirms Two FCC Nominees

On August 3, the Senate confirmed 63 presidential nominees by unanimous consent.

FCC Announces the Membership of the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee's Streamlining Federal Siting Working Group

This Public Notice serves as notice that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has appointed members to serve on the Streamlining Federal Siting Working Group of the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC).

Antitrust Nominee Makan Delrahim Assured Senator Blumenthal He Wasn’t Lobbied by White House on AT&T Deal

President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead antitrust enforcement at the Justice Department recently agreed to tell lawmakers if the White House tries to improperly influence any decision he makes on whether to allow AT&T’s $85 billion acquisitio