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Trump administration nominates Simington to the FCC

September 17, 2020

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The Trump administration has settled on a new Republican nominee to the Federal Communications Commission: Nathan Simington, a telecom lawyer who has been holding a senior advisor position at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration since June.

In August, the administration abruptly yanked the nomination of FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, who has served on the FCC since 2013, days after he expressed some reservations about free speech issues around the administration’s efforts to more strictly regulate the extent to which social media companies can censor content.

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