Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Ajit Pai testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Privacy, Technology and the Law Subcommittee hearing on “Examining the Proposed FCC Privacy Rules” on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on May 11, 2016.

WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — The newly appointed FCC Chairman from Kansas, Ajit Pai has been renominated by President Trump for a second term. Currently, the FCC only has 3 members including Chairman Pai, Commissioner Clyburn (D) & Commissioner O’Reilly. Whether or not, the Trump administration will nominate the remaining two members to the commission remains to be seen.

“I am deeply honored to have been nominated by President Trump to serve a second term on the Federal Communications Commission,” said Pai. “If I am fortunate to be confirmed by the Senate, I will continue to work with my colleagues to connect all Americans with digital opportunity, foster innovation, protect consumers, promote public safety, and make the FCC more open and transparent to the American people.”

“These dedicated men and women [Pai was one of five nominees announced Tuesday] will help me and the rest of the Administration as we continue our work to make America great again,” said President Trump. “I am grateful for their willingness to serve and honored that they will be joining my team.”

Pai’s term expired in June, however, he was allowed to continue to serve until the end of the Congress that was in session. He was named FCC chair by President Trump in January, the two met Monday afternoon, the announcement of his renomination came only a day later.

“We congratulate Ajit Pai on his re-nomination to the FCC,” said NCTA: The Internet & Television Association president Michael Powell, former Republican FCC chair. “In just a few short months, chairman Pai has embarked on a thoughtful, pro-consumer agenda that focuses on promoting Internet freedom and expanding the benefits of broadband to all Americans. We look forward to continuing to work with chairman Pai and his colleagues over the coming years.”

“Charter congratulates chairman Pai on his renomination to the FCC,” said Catherine Bohigian, executive VP of government affairs for Charter and a senior advisor to former Republican FCC chairman Kevin Martin. “As chairman, he has already put points on the board on behalf of consumers including by increasing regulatory transparency and prioritizing rural broadband deployment. chairman Pai understands that regulatory stability allows businesses to grow and create jobs, spurs innovation and strengthens our economy all in the public interest. We look forward to continuing to work with him and his fellow Commissioners to advance broadband infrastructure investment and deployment across the country.”