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Federal Communications Commission in the Incoming Biden Administration: Issues and New Directions [Updated January 12, 2021]   [open pdf - 435KB]

From the Introduction: "The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the incoming Biden Administration may take different positions on several key topics than the FCC under the Trump Administration, including Section 230 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (Section 230), net neutrality, and 5G [fifth generation technology]. The recent confirmation of President Donald Trump's nominee to join the FCC, Nathan Simington, and Chairman Ajit Pai's resignation on Inauguration Day will leave the agency with a 2-2 split between Democratic and Republican commissioners. The FCC typically has five members, with two commissioners and a chairperson from the President's party. Democrats are due to effectively take control of the Senate majority and would typically be handling an FCC nominee of the incoming President's party. Current commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel has been mentioned as a strong contender for agency chairperson."

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CRS In Focus, IF11720
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2021-01-12
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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