Ted Cruz Places Hold On Obama FCC Nominee

October 17, 2013 1:44 p.m.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has placed a hold on President Barack Obama’s nominee for Federal Communications Commission chief, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

Cruz will hold the nomination until Tom Wheeler states that he will not push for disclosures from political ad sponsors, Sean Ruston, a spokesman for Cruz told the Journal.

Cruz asked Wheeler about his stance on the Disclose Act, which would require tax-exempt groups that run political ads to reveal their top donors, in June, and is waiting for a detailed response. When asked about the bill in June, Wheeler, a former telecomm lobbyist, said he needed to look at the issue more closely.

Rushton told the Journal via email that Wheeler has “expressed his readiness to revisit the senator’s questions.”


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