Wheeler Confirmed As FCC Chairman
Oct 30, 2013, 9:17 AM
Former cable and wireless phone lobbyist Tom Wheeler was confirmed Tuesday evening to be the next FCC chairman, according to Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.). Also confirmed was Senate aide Mike O’Rielly to the vacant Republican seat on the commission. The confirmation had been held up by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), due to concerns that Wheeler might attempt to impose new disclosure requirements on some political ads, without Congress’ approval.