With Simington Nod, Will Senate GOP OK A Pai Successor?


As RBR+TVBR first shared on its Twitter feed on Tuesday afternoon, the Republican majority of the U.S. Senate, by a 49-46 vote, confirmed Nathan Simington to be a member of the FCC.

Simington will take his seat as a Commissioner, replacing Mike O’Rielly, with the transition in power at the White House from President Trump to Joe Biden. Concurrently, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will step down, as is traditional with a change in leadership at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.

Much discussion is being had across Washington about a “deadlock” at the FCC come January 21, 2021. But, is that just conjecture?

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