• FCC Nomination Hearing
  • August 7, 2017 | Author: Kathleen M. Slattery
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • The Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing last week to consider the nominations of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Commissioner Jessica Rosenwercel, and Brendan Carr, who currently serves as General Counsel to the Commission. The Committee’s questions for the nominees touched on a variety of topics including universal service, public safety, and cyber security. The nominees expressed support for the E-rate program, and Commissioner Rosenwercel even committed to not lowering the overall E-rate funding cap. Aside from Senator Nelson questioning Carr’s independence from Chairman Pai, the hearing was uneventful. The Committee is expected to vote on August 2 to advance the nominations to the full Senate.