Thune Statement on Pai’s Appointment to Lead FCC

January 23, 2017

WASHINGTON –  U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), the chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, issued the following statement after Commissioner Ajit Pai was designated to serve as the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

“Commissioner Pai is well known for his intellectual rigor, passion for innovative ideas and technologies, and adherence to the letter and spirit of the law,” said Chairman Thune. “I enjoy his can-do attitude, admire his principled transparency, and share his commitment to rural communities. I look forward to working with him as he steps into his new role as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.”