Trump will nominate FCC general counsel to be GOP commissioner

Trump will nominate FCC general counsel to be GOP commissioner
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President Trump will nominate Brendan Carr, currently serving as general counsel at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), to be the third Republican commissioner at the agency, a White House spokesman told The Hill.

Before being tapped as the FCC's acting general counsel earlier this year, Carr was a top adviser to Chairman Ajit Pai when he was a commissioner in the GOP minority.

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Carr will likely be a close ally to Pai as the chairman pushes his proposal to kill the FCC's Obama-era net neutrality rules.

Trump has also nominated former Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to another five-year term, and the two are likely to be confirmed together.

If the two are confirmed, the FCC will once again be operating with a full complement.

The news was first reported by Recode.