Senate Commerce Committee Approves Tom Wheeler's Nomination For FCC Chairman
July 31, 2013 at 4:01 AM (PT)
The Senate Commerce Committee has approved TOM WHEELER's nomination to be Chairman of the FCC TUESDAY (7/30), moving the nomination to the full Senate without waiting for a nomination for the open Republican Commissioner seat at the agency.
The vote was not unanimous, with Sens. TED CRUZ (R-TX) and MARCO RUBIO (R-FL) raising concerns over political advertising sponsor disclosure rules and indecency.
No timetable has been set to bring WHEELER's nomination to a vote before the full Senate. The Commission presently is operating with three Commissioners, including Acting Chairwoman MIGNON CLYBURN, JESSICA ROSENWORCEL and AJIT PAI.