U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet today voted in favor of confirming Ajit Pai to a second term at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Last week, Wicker spoke on the Senate floor in support of Chairman Pai’s nomination. Highlights of his remarks include:
“Mr. Pai has already proven he is capable of being an exemplary FCC Chairman who will fight for unserved and underserved Americans. As acting chairman, Mr. Pai has overseen the adoption of Mobility Fund Phase II rules supporting universal service. He has sought the advice of experts for the most effective broadband deployment, and he has encouraged the development of better networks, lower costs, and relief from regulatory burdens.”
“Americans are being well served by a leader like Chairman Ajit Pai, who understands the strong connection between technology and innovation. Mr. Pai understands how high-speed Internet can revolutionize small businesses and benefit local economies. He understands the importance of consumer protections and has already instituted proposals and rules that would benefit public safety. I hope Mr. Pai will also continue to hold the FCC to the highest standards of transparency. His decision to make proposals and orders accessible to the public prior to the Commission’s vote on them was a positive action.”
Sen. Roger Wicker Press Release