The FCC is once again a Federal agency with four Commissioners and its Chairman. While Jessica Rosenworcel was effectively reappointed, bringing the Democrat back to the Commission after a seven-month absence, today marked the start of what will be a lengthy tenure as a Commissioner for Republican Brendan Carr.
Carr was officially sworn in as a Commissioner on Friday, which he called “a tremendous honor.”
Commenting on his new role at the FCC, he thanked President Trump for his nomination and the Senate for confirming him.
“I have had the privilege of working at the agency for over five years, and that experience has instilled in me a deep appreciation for the FCC’s work and its talented staff,” Carr said. “Whether it is promoting broadband deployment, maintaining the United States’ leadership in wireless, or advancing public safety, I look forward to hitting the ground running and working with my colleagues at the Commission to serve the public interest.”
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai was also reappointed. Commenting on the addition of Carr as a Commissioner and of Rosenworcel’s return, Pai said, “I’m pleased that the Commission is once again at full capacity. They will be valuable assets to the FCC, and I look forward to collaborating with them to close the digital divide, promote innovation, protect consumers, and improve the agency’s operations.”
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