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.
Sen. Ted Cruz
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. 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.
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.