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NARUC President Powelson Congratulates Pai on Appointment as FCC Chair

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For Immediate Release: January 26, 2017 

Contact: Regina L. Davis, 202-898-9382,


NARUC President Powelson Congratulates Pai on Appointment as FCC Chair

WASHINGTON—The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners issued the following statement after President Donald Trump appointed Ajit Pai as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission:

On behalf of the Association, I congratulate Chairman Ajit Pai on his appointment by President Trump to lead the Federal Communications Commission. Chairman Pai brings a wealth of experience to the helm at the FCC at a very critical juncture in the agency’s history. His steadfast commitment to working with the states can be seen first-hand through his engagement with NARUC. We are looking forward to working with the Chairman and his colleagues to create a framework for increased telecommunications infrastructure investment, as well as meaningful federal-state cooperation on issues of mutual interest.”

NARUC President Robert Powelson of Pennsylvania   


NARUC is a non-profit organization founded in 1889 whose members include the governmental agencies that are engaged in the regulation of utilities and carriers in the fifty States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. NARUC's member agencies regulate telecommunications, energy, and water utilities. NARUC represents the interests of State public utility commissions before the three branches of the Federal government.