Topic: Sen. Ted Cruz

Senate Confirms Tom Wheeler as Next FCC Chairman Also greenlights Mike O'Rielly for GOP commissioner

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.…

October 29, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT

Wheeler Convinces Cruz to Lift Hold Vote Senate confirmation of FCC nominees could come tomorrow

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…

October 29, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

Sen. Cruz Puts a Hold Vote on FCC Chairman Nominee Wants clarification on Wheeler's position on FCC's authority

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…

October 18, 2013, 12:10 PM EDT

Obama Nominates GOP Commissioner for FCC O'Rielly likely to be paired with Wheeler for full Senate approval

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. O'Rielly, a top telecom…

August 2, 2013, 9:55 AM EDT

GOP to FCC: Don't Take on Political Ad Disclosures Citizen's United decision still dividing Congress

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…

April 11, 2013, 5:22 PM EDT