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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation – today spoke on the Senate floor in support of the reappointment of Parsons, Kan. native Ajit Pai to serve as a member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a five-year term. Pai is currently serving as Chairman of the FCC.

“As a Kansan, Ajit Pai brings a unique understanding of the challenges facing rural America in a quickly-evolving telecommunications world,” said Sen. Moran. “He and I share a commitment to closing our nation’s digital divide, bringing rural communities into the digital fold so that millions more Americans have quality, reliable access to broadband and wireless connectivity. He has an impressive background, having clerked for a federal judge, served in the private sector, worked at the Department of Justice, and held several roles at the FCC since 2007 – and with his Parsons roots, I know he will be a tireless advocate for rural America.”

Sen. Moran’s floor remarks can be viewed here.

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