Ajit Pai was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve his second 5-year term. The term is retroactive to include the last year and runs through June 2021. The final vote to confirm the 44-year-old Pai was 52 to 41. The FCC Chairman released the following statement after being confirmed.
“I am deeply grateful to the U.S. Senate for confirming my nomination to serve a second term at the FCC and to President Trump for submitting that nomination to the Senate. Since January, the Commission has focused on bridging the digital divide, promoting innovation, protecting consumers and public safety, and making the FCC more open and transparent. With today’s vote, I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues to advance these critical priorities in the time to come.”