Sen. Holds Up O'Rielly's FCC Nom Over Ligado Concerns

Law360 (July 28, 2020, 7:53 PM EDT) -- The renomination of FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly hit a speed bump Tuesday when a Republican senator said he will block O'Rielly's new term until he agrees to reverse course on the controversial Ligado spectrum plan.

Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., said in a statement that he won't let O'Rielly's nomination to another five-year term at the FCC proceed unless he commits to supporting the unwinding of the already granted approval for Ligado to operate a 5G network in a spectrum range ordinarily reserved for satellite transmissions.

"I am holding Commissioner O'Rielly's nomination until he publicly states that he will vote to overturn...

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