White House Nominates Two New Commissioners for the FCC

Last night, the White House nominated replacements for Commissioner Meredith Atwell Baker, who resigned in May, and Michael Copps, whose term has expired. The nominees are Jessica Rosenworcel and Ajit Pai. Rosenworcel formerly worked as a legal assistant to Commissioner Copps. Pai previously worked in the Office of General Counsel and several FCC Bureaus.

Both nominations must be confirmed by the Senate. There is no word yet about how quickly the Senate might consider the nominations.

UPDATE: The Senate Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on these nominations on Wednesday, November 30. Information about the nomination hearing is available on the Senate site at this link.

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