New Faces at the Federal Communications Commission
November 5, 2013
In recent months, the President nominated a new Chairman to the FCC, Tom Wheeler, as well as an additional Republican Commissioner, Mike O’Rielly. These two slots had gone unfilled for about five months. They each received Senate Commerce Committee approval, following their separate hearings, and then on October 29, they were paired together and earned full Senate confirmation. They are expected to be sworn by the end of this week or early next week.