Groups Oppose FCC Chair Ajit Pai

Broadcasting & Cable reports that media consolidation and deregulation critics are trying to prevent FCC Chairman Ajit Pai from being confirmed for a new term. The groups say the reconfirmation should not come "while so many unanswered questions remain on the Sinclair-Tribune merger, plus they have concerns about the merger itself. Pai's term expired in June 2016, but he can continue to serve until the end of 2017. Allied Progress, IBEW Broadcasting, Latino Victory Project, and CREDO Action say Republicans are trying to "rush" reconfirmation through in the next few weeks. Democrats in Congress stalled a reconfirmation fast-track vote for Pai last month. At the time, a September recorded vote on his re-nomination was expected. More here.

Brenda Arredondo