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ACA Applauds Confirmation Of Jessica Rosenworcel And Ajit Pai For The FCC

On May 7, the U.S. Senate voted unanimously to confirm Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat, and Ajit Pai, a Republican, to serve on the Federal Communications Commission, an agency charged by Congress with overseeing the communications industry and many of its services offered to consumers and the enterprise market.

In response to the Senate vote, ACA President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued a statement congratulating both Rosenworcel and Pai on their achievement. Rosenworcel and Pai provide the FCC with a full slate of five voting members.

"ACA salutes Jessica Rosenworcel and Ajit Pai on receiving Senate confirmation today to serve on the FCC, and ACA and its members look forward to working with these highly talented and dedicated public servants on the key issues handled by the agency," Polka said.

He added, "I am confident that both will continue the FCC's long heritage of fact-based decision-making that promotes competition, stimulates private investment and innovation, and protects consumers and the public interest values we all cherish as Americans."

Rosenworcel was the senior communications counsel to the Senate Commerce Committee. She worked at the FCC from 1999 to 2007, including as a legal adviser to Democratic Commissioner Michael Copps. Pai was a partner at Jenner & Block, a law firm he joined last year after leaving the FCC's Office of General Counsel.

"It's encouraging that the new FCC Commissioners have a keen understanding of the profound impact FCC policy can have on a broad swath of industry participants, including smaller firms in smaller markets and rural areas, whether in West Virginia or Kansas. ACA is committed to working with all FCC Commissioners on the adoption of effective policies that are fair, balanced and inclusive," Polka said.

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