This Democratic Senator Can’t Support Chairman Pai


A Democratic Member of the U.S. Senate this morning spoke out against changes to the FCC’s rules regarding Net Neutrality, noting that as long as Chairman Ajit Pai continues to support the end of Title II classification for broadband, she can’t support his vote for staying on as the agency’s leader.

In an impassioned speech delivered on the floor of the U.S. Senate at 11:30am Eastern, Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) formally declared her opposition to the nomination of Ajit Pai to serve as chairman of the FCC.

It has nothing to do with AM revitalization efforts, or the potential fiscal and timing concerns tied to the post-Spectrum Auction repack process. Rather, it has everything to do with Net Neutrality.

Immediately following Cantwell’s remarks on the Senate floor, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) outlined the details of a proposed tax reform outline from Republicans, which received the thumbs-up of NAB President/ CEO Gordon Smith.

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