Senate Commerce Committee To Vote Thursday On FCC Nominations
December 7, 2011 at 4:45 AM (PT)
The Senate Commerce, Science and Technology Committee has scheduled a vote on the nominations of JESSICA ROSENWORCEL and AJIT VARADARAJ PAI to the FCC THURSDAY (12/8). The vote is expected to send the nominations to a full Senate floor vote next week, where Sen. CHUCK GRASSLEY (R-IA) remains ready to hold the confirmations up until the FCC produces the documentation he is requesting from the LIGHTSQUARED proceeding.
ROSENWORCEL and PAI are among five federal nominees to be considered at the Executive Session at noon (ET), along with REBECCA BLANK's nomination as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Commerce, JON LEIBOWITZ' reappointment to the FTC, and MAUREEN OHLHAUSEN's nomination for the FCC.