Obama nominates two new FCC commissioners

President Obama nominated two new commissioners to the FCC, a Democrat and a Republican, and if they are confirmed by the Senate the five-member commission will once again be operating at full capacity. According to the White House, Obama nominated Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel and Republican Ajit Varadaraj Pai to the FCC, both of whom have experience in Congress and as staffers at the FCC. Rosenworcel, the senior communications counsel for the Senate Commerce Committee, previously worked at the FCC as an aide to Commissioner Michael Copps from 2003 to 2007. Copps' term is up and he can stay on until the end of the current Congress. Pai is currently a partner in the litigation practice of law firm Jenner & Block. He previously served in the office of general counsel at the FCC for former chairman Kevin Martin and also served as chief counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on the constitution, civil rights and property rights. Pai would replace Meredith Attwell Baker, who resigned in May and later went to work for Comcast. Article

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