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posted by janrinok on Tuesday June 05, @09:14PM   Printer-friendly
from the so-what's-next dept.

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Trump has nominated Geoffrey Starks as the FCC's newest Commissioner, but little is known about his views.

It's now clear who will (likely) take FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn's seat now that she's stepping down. President Trump has signaled his intent to nominate Geoffrey Starks to fulfill the remainder of a five-year Commissioner term that began on June 30th, 2017, when Clyburn's stint officially ended. The transition will take place if and when the Senate confirms his appointment, although there's a good chance of that happening when Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer has backed the nomination. Just how this will shape the FCC's decisions remains murky, though.

Starks has been an assistant bureau chief at the FCC enforcement division for the past three years, and before then was a senior counsel for the Justice Department. He's the classic heads-down regulator, then. However, that's about all people know. It's not yet certain where he stands on net neutrality or the FCC's overall anti-regulatory stance under Chairman Ajit Pai.


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  • (Score: 1, Offtopic) by realDonaldTrump on Tuesday June 05, @10:02PM (3 children)

    by realDonaldTrump (6614) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday June 05, @10:02PM (#689048) Homepage Journal

    Possibly a total nutjob. It doesn't matter. We have a majority on the Commission. 🐘 Like we do in SC. Vote Republican today!

    #StopTheBias []
    • (Score: 3, Interesting) by PartTimeZombie on Tuesday June 05, @11:09PM (2 children)

      by PartTimeZombie (4827) on Tuesday June 05, @11:09PM (#689067)

      We have a majority on the Commission

      What a weird way to run a country.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 06, @06:05PM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 06, @06:05PM (#689435)

        I suppose you prefer a monarch-style as opposed to a majority consensus then?

        • (Score: 2) by realDonaldTrump on Wednesday June 06, @06:37PM

          by realDonaldTrump (6614) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday June 06, @06:37PM (#689465) Homepage Journal

          Believe me, I'm very happy with what I have. Maybe Geoffrey is a great guy, maybe not. The great American people (the ones that vote) choose the Electors. The Electors choose the President. The President chooses the Commissioners and the Senate says "OK great" or "pick another." The Commissioners decide on the policies. I picked a Dem because of tradition. Which doesn't matter. The tradition is, 3 folks from the President's (my) party and 2 from the other party. So Obama had 3 D's and 2 R's. And I could try to put 5 Republicans in there. And our Senate might say "OK," they might tell me "no." But having 5 out of 5 would make ZERO difference. Because 3 is a majority. The other 2 are there purely for entertainment. And it's working PERFECTO!!!

          #StopTheBias []
  • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 05, @10:09PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 05, @10:09PM (#689050)