June 27, 2017 —
President Donald J. Trump has nominated Brendan Carr to be an FCC Commissioner. Carr currently serves as General Counsel of the agency and before that he was an advisor to then-Commissioner Agit Pai. Before joining the Commission, he was an attorney with Wiley Rein working in the telecom, litigation, and appellate practices.
FCC Chairman Pai congratulated Carr, saying he has a “distinguished record of public service” and his “expertise on wireless policy and public safety will be a tremendous asset” to the Fess.” Carr’s nomination also was applauded by FCC Comm. Michael O’Rielly who said he would help to “reduce senseless regulations and install sound policymaking.” FCC Comm. Mignon Clyburn congratulated Carr, as well, saying he is “well respected on both sides of the aisle” and has a “deep knowledge” of the legal and policy issues.
Carr’s nomination follows the re-nomination of Jessica Rosenworcel. Both must now be approved by the U.S. Senate. If both get the thumbs up, the FCC will be at its full complement of five commissioners.