Ted Cruz Lifts Hold On FCC Nominee


Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced Tuesday he was lifting a Senate “hold” on the nomination of Tom Wheeler as FCC chair:

In our meeting this afternoon, Mr. Wheeler stated that he had heard the unambiguous message that trying to impose the requirements of the DISCLOSE Act, absent congressional action, would imperil the Commission’s vital statutory responsibilities, and he explicitly stated that doing so was “not a priority.” Based on those representations, I have lifted my hold on his nomination, and I look forward to working with him on the FCC to expand jobs and economic growth.