Senate Commerce Moves Forward on FCC Nominations Despite Democratic Opposition

WASHINGTON — The Senate Commerce Committee moved the nominations of Ajit Pai, Jessica Rosenworcel and Brendan Carr to new FCC terms, despite Democrats’ objections.

It’s still unclear when their nominations will reach the Senate floor for confirmation.

President Donald Trump nominated Pai, the current FCC chairman, to a new five-year term earlier this year, as his tenure was set to expire at the end of 2017. Some Democrats voted against the nomination, as Pai has put forward a proposal to rollback the agency’s authority to impose net neutrality rules.

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