FCC Enforcement Bureau official Geoffrey Starks on Wednesday moved one step closer to confirmation as a commissioner.
The Senate Commerce Committee unanimously approved Starks’ nomination on a voice vote; he must still be confirmed by the full Senate.
Committee Chairman John Thune, R-S.D., reportedly indicated that both Starks’ nomination and a second term for current Republican Commissioner Brendan Carr could be taken up by the full chamber this week.
Starks, an assistant bureau chief, was nominated to succeed Mignon Clyburn as one of the FCC’s two Democratic commissioners. If confirmed, his term would run through mid-2022.
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