Inhofe moves to block FCC commissioner’s confirmation over Ligado fight

C4ISRNET: In his latest political move to stymie Ligado’s spectrum plans, Senate Armed Services Committee chairman Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., has placed a hold on the renomination process of Federal Communications Commission member Michael O’Rielly.

However, it is unclear how much pressure that hold would apply to the FCC’s handling the Ligado situation, given the structural power of the agency remains squarely in the hands of commissioner Ajit Pai.

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