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13 US Senators Still Want FCC Head Ajit Pai to Answer If Agrees with Trump Assertion that Media is the “Enemy of the American People” Plus Other Concerns

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Commerce Dems Demand Answers From Pai
Friday, March 10, 2017

Washington (March 3, 2017) – Democrats on the Senate Commerce Committee pressed Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai today to answer pointed questions about his views on the news media and ability to be an independent regulator over the industry.
 


The letter, led by ranking member Bill Nelson (D-FL) and signed by the panel’s 13 Democrats, comes in the wake of Pai’s refusal to answer questions from Sens. Tom Udall (D-NM) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) during the panel’s FCC oversight hearing on Wednesday.  Specifically, he was asked whether he agreed with President Trump’s assertion that the media was the “enemy of the American people.” 

Pai’s recent renomination to another 5-year term by the president is now pending before the Commerce Committee.
 
“Media independence is a hallmark of this great nation – which is why it is troubling to…

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