A Senate panel on Wednesday unanimously moved Geoffrey Starks closer to confirmation as the next commissioner at the FCC.
The Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved Starks’ nomination on a voice vote, and Committee Chairman John Thune, R-S.D., reportedly indicated that the full Senate could take up both Starks’ confirmation and a second term for Commissioner Brendan Carr this week.
Starks, an assistant chief at the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau, was nominated to succeed Mignon Clyburn as one of the commission’s two Democratic members.
His term would run through mid-2022.
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