Pai To Chair The FCC


Friday January 20, 2016


Ajit Pai

Bloomberg is reporting that FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai will be nominated by President Donald Trump to lead the commission; Bloomberg is citing sources on the Trump transition team.

Initially, Pai will lead an FCC with a 2-to-1 Republican majority. The president can name another Republican, and one other person to fill the two open seats with nominees, who will need Senate approval.

NAB CEO Gordon Smith issued the following statement after hearing  the Pai news. “Without qualification, NAB supports President Trump’s selection of Ajit Pai to the position of FCC chairman. Ajit Pai is a known quantity who brings integrity, good humor, and a fierce intellect to the Commission. We look forward to working with him and his colleagues on a pro-growth FCC agenda that benefits tens of millions of Americans who rely on free broadcast radio and TV for the most popular content, credible news, and lifeline local emergency alerts.”

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