Home / Civilian / Senate Approves New 5-Year Term for FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

Senate Approves New 5-Year Term for FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

Ajit Pai

The Senate voted 52-41 Monday to confirm Ajit Pai for another five-year term as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Reuters reported Tuesday.

Pai said in a statement that he aims to continue focusing on “bridging the digital divide, promoting innovation, protecting consumers and public safety, and making the FCC more open and transparent.”

President Donald Trump appointed Pai as FCC chairman in January.

Pai joined the telecommunications regulatory agency in 2012 as a commissioner, after working as a partner at law firm Jenner and Block and as associate general counsel at Verizon.

Check Also

GSA’s New Pilot Program Aims to Bolster eBuy Marketplace Transparency; Emily Murphy Quoted

The General Services Administration has initiated a new pilot program intended to get more firms to sell products and services on the agency's eBuy federal marketplace. The one-year program would publicly disclose associated, post-award request-for-quote information on FedBizOpps in a move to increase eBuy's transparency, the GSA said Wednesday.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *