Sen. Ted Cruz

Senate Confirms Tom Wheeler as Next FCC Chairman

The Senate confirmed former telecom lobbyist Tom Wheeler to be the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. It also confirmed Mike O'Rielly to fill the vacant GOP commissioner slot. Both were unanimously confirmed in a voice vote early Tuesday evening, just hours after Sen.

Wheeler Convinces Cruz to Lift Hold Vote

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) heard what he wanted to hear from Tom Wheeler, the Federal Communications Commission chairman nominee, and lifted his hold on his nomination, clearing the way for a vote.

Sen. Cruz Puts a Hold Vote on FCC Chairman Nominee

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), the controversial lawmaker blamed for the nation's second largest government shutdown, is now taking aim at the Federal Communications Commission by putting a hold on a Senate vote to confirm Tom Wheeler (D) as chairman.

Obama Nominates GOP Commissioner for FCC

At no surprise to anyone in Washington, President Obama today named longtime GOP congressional staffer Michael O'Rielly to be the next commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission.

GOP to FCC: Don’t Take on Political Ad Disclosures

Nothing divides Congress more than political advertising. More than a dozen GOP senators warned the Federal Communications Commission that the agency should avoid passing any new rules requiring the disclosure of those funding political ads.