O’Rielly Nominated for Second Term on the FCC
Thursday, March 19, 2020 | Comments

President Donald Trump renominated FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly for a new five-year term. The U.S. Senate must now confirm O’Rielly’s new term.

“I want to congratulate my friend and colleague, Commissioner Mike O’Rielly, on his renomination by the president to serve another term at the FCC,” said FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. “The president has made a wise choice. Commissioner O’Rielly and I have worked side by side for over six years; he is not only a colleague, but a good friend. He’s made many contributions to the work of the commission, from his leadership on 3.5 GHz spectrum policy to his unwavering advocacy against state misuse of 9-1-1 funding. And, when we were in the minority, he consistently stood on principle while being pragmatic. I look forward to continuing to work with Commissioner O’Rielly to advance the public interest and hope the Senate will act quickly to confirm his nomination.”

O’Rielly was first confirmed to the commission in 2013 and was renominated for a second term in 2015.

“During my tenure at the commission, I have advocated for preserving and advancing American free market principles to develop common sense regulation and eliminate unnecessary rules that hurt consumers,” said O’Rielly. “I hope to continue this work should the Senate decide to approve my nomination. As we face the monumental challenges currently confronting our nation, it is gratifying to watch the private and public sectors pulling together to rise to the occasion. Our work at the commission persists, meeting the needs of the millions of American businesses, workers, families and students facing unique communications needs and issues.”

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