FCC May Be Hamstrung Under GOP Majority as Nominations Lag

Sept. 23, 2021, 5:29 PM

Republicans are poised to become a majority of the Federal Communications Commission at year’s end unless President Joe Biden nominates a chair who can swiftly be approved by the Senate.

Eight months into his administration, Biden hasn’t named anyone to permanently lead the agency. Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel is set to leave at year’s end because her term has expired, and it’s unclear lawmakers will have time to take up nominations during a waning session dominated by high-stakes bills and a looming debt ceiling.

The odd dynamic could see the FCC’s lone remaining Democrat, Geoffrey Starks, serve as ...

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