Senate Commerce Committee Sets Hearing On FCC Nominations For November 30th
November 21, 2011 at 5:00 AM (PT)
The Senate Commerce Committee has set a confirmation hearing for FCC Commissioner nominees JESSICA ROSENWORCEL and AJIT VARADARAJ PAI for NOVEMBER 30th.
"I am pleased to announce this important step in the confirmation process," committee Chairman JAY ROCKEFELLER (D-WV) said. "These are exceptional nominees who will be effective advocates at the FCC. As we consider these nominations, I remain committed to working with my colleagues to address any concerns and move these nominations to a full Senate confirmation as expeditiously as possible."
Sen. CHICK GRASSLEY (R-IA) has threatened to hold up ROSENWORCEL and PAI's nominations until the Commission turns over documents related to the grant of a waiver to LIGHTSQUARED for use of spectrum adjacent to, and possibly interfering with, GPS services.