Enlarge / Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai arrives for his confirmation hearing with the Senate Commerce Committee on July 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty Images | Chip Somodevilla )
The US Senate today gave Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai another term on the FCC.
Pai would have had to leave the FCC at the end of 2017 if the Senate hadn’t approved President Donald Trump’s request to give Pai a new term. Pai, who has proposed deregulating broadband providers and eliminating net neutrality rules, received a new five-year term retroactive to July 1, 2016.
The vote split mostly along party lines, with Republicans supporting Pai’s re-nomination and Democrats in opposition. The tally was 51-41, clinching a majority for Pai, with some votes still to come.
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