Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Fee (FCC) will step down on Jan. 20, 2021, the company stated in a release Monday. He was appointed by President Donald Trump as Trump took workplace in 2017, and can depart on the day Trump’s successor Joe Biden is inaugurated.
“It has been the distinction of a lifetime to serve on the Federal Communications Fee, together with as Chairman of the FCC over the previous 4 years,” Pai stated in a launch Monday. “I’m grateful to President Trump for giving me the chance to steer the company in 2017, to President Obama for appointing me as a Commissioner in 2012, and to Senate Majority Chief McConnell and the Senate for twice confirming me. To be the primary Asian-American to chair the FCC has been a specific privilege. As I typically say: solely in America.
Because the White Home shifts from Republican to Democratic management Jessica Rosenworcel and Mignon Clyburn are considered the main candidates to succeed Pai, Variety reported Friday.