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STATEMENT RELEASE: Comm⁠i⁠ss⁠i⁠oner Aj⁠i⁠⁠t⁠ Pa⁠i⁠ ⁠t⁠o Leave ⁠t⁠he FCC

By: Logan Padgett / 2020

Statement from The James Madison Institute on Chairman Ajit Pai’s Departure from the Federal Communications Commission:

Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that he intends to leave the FCC on January 20, 2021.

As the first Asian-American to chair the FCC, Chairman Pai and his team have achieved a robust and thoughtful agenda over the last four years.  In every policy decision, under Chairman Pai’s leadership, the FCC has promoted innovation and competition, protected consumers and their privacy, and advanced public safety. As a result, our nation’s communications networks are stronger, faster, and more widely utilized than ever before.

Having been featured twice on JMI’s Podcast series, Pundits on the Porch, recording a video episode of Policy Gone Viral, and participating in an event at The Columns, Chairman Pai has also been a wonderful friend to The James Madison Institute.

“On behalf of the staff at The James Madison Institute, we would like to thank Chairman Ajit Pai for his service to our country and for his steadfast leadership at the helm of the FCC. Americans are better off today and for the future because of his commitment to the principles of free enterprise. During his tenure, Americans are more connected at faster speeds than ever before, the digital divide as shrunk, and we have navigated a new landscape of interaction seamlessly. He has illustrated what can happen when policy knowledge and subject matter expertise are brought to bear for the good of all Americans. We wish him, his family, and his beloved Kansas City Chiefs continued success. “ – Dr Robert McClure, President and CEO, The James Madison Institute