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Ted Cruz Temporarily Blocks the Confirmation of Nominee for Federal Communications Commission Chairman

By October 16, 2013

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas blocks the confirmation of Tom Wheeler, nominee for Federal Communications Commission Chairman, until he states his position on the possibility of the Federal Communications Commission requiring the disclosure of televised political ad sponsors. On October 29, Cruz lifts hold on the confirmation after Wheeler assures Cruz he will not pursue new disclosure regulations for political ad sponsors.