Trump nominates new Federal Communications Commission member

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The White House has announced the nomination of Geoffrey Starks to be a member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a five-year term. Trump also nominated Elad Roisman to be commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a five-year term.

Why it matters, per Axios' Kim Hart: If confirmed, Starks would fill the seat vacated by commissioner Mignon Clyburn, a Democrat, who announced her resignation in April. Starks and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai share Kansas roots. Starks currently works in the agency’s enforcement bureau, which investigates possible violations of FCC rules.