Tom Wheeler's FCC Nomination May Come Before Senate Commerce Committee This Week
July 29, 2013 at 4:10 AM (PT)
TOM WHEELER's nomination to chair the FCC may come before the Senate Commerce Committee as soon as TUESDAY, moving closer to a confirmation vote by the full Senate, reports POLITICO, but that vote may not come "for months," the website's TONY ROMM reports, delayed while Republicans wait for President OBAMA to submit a candidate for the G.O.P. slot left vacant by ROBERT MCDOWELL's departure earlier this year.
The leading candidate for the Republican seat is MIKE O'RIELLY, an aide to Sen. JOHN CORNYN (R-TX).