President Trump designates Ajit Pai as next FCC chairman

Trump picks Ajit Pai for FCC chairman

President Donald Trump has named Ajit Pai as the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

@AjitPaiFCC: This afternoon, I was informed that @POTUS @realDonaldTrump designated me the 34th Chairman of the @FCC. It is a deeply humbling honor.

Pai said in a statement that he is "deeply grateful" for the "humbling honor."

"I look forward to working with the new Administration, my colleagues at the Commission, members of Congress, and the American public to bring the benefits of the digital age to all Americans," Pai said in a statement.

He also tweeted, "There is so much we can do together to bring the benefits of the digital age to all Americans and to promote innovation and investment."

@AjitPaiFCC: From broadband to broadcast, I believe in a 21st-century version of Jefferson's 2nd Inaugural: we are all Republicans, we are all Democrats.

Pai, a Republican, was nominated to the FCC by former President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate in 2012.