/// Hold on FCC Nominees Lifted

April 27, 2012  |  Media Week

The Federal Communications Commission will soon be at full strength with five commissioners, now that Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) agreed to lift the hold he put on the two nominees President Obama named last November. The soonest the Senate could vote on Republican Ajit Pai and Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel would be May 7, when the chamber returns from a brief recess. From the moment the two were nominated , they were caught in the middle of a beef Grassley has had with the FCC over the way the agency handled LightSquared's requests to build out a wireless network. After much posturing, Grassley has finally has begun to get the documents he wants to investigate the matter and on Friday issued a statement saying he would lift his hold.

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Hold on FCC Nominees Lifted


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