Dear Madam Chairman and Senator Cruz,
I am writing on behalf of the members of the Fraternal Order of Police to advise you of our support for the nomination of Brendan Carr for another term as a Commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Mr. Carr currently serves as a Commissioner on the FCC and has been with the agency since 2012. He previously served as the agency’s general counsel prior to being nominated and confirmed as a Commissioner in August 2017. He was confirmed by the Senate for a full five-year term in 2019. Both confirmation votes were unanimous.
Mr. Carr has more than 20 years of private and public sector expertise in communications and technology policy as well as a deep institutional knowledge of the FCC. As Commissioner, he was a leader on a “groundbreaking telehealth initiative,” and we expect that he will continue to his work to make sure the United States continues to lead the world on telecommunications advancements and innovations.
Some time ago, Commissioner Carr initiated what has become an ongoing dialogue with the FOP on law enforcement issues which we think has been mutually beneficial. That experience informs our belief that Brendan Carr will continue to be an effective and dynamic FCC Commissioner, and we urge the Committee and the Senate to once again support his confirmation.
On behalf of the more than 367,000 members of the Fraternal Order of Police, I thank you for considering our views on this nominee. If I can provide any additional information on this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me or Executive Director Jim Pasco in our Washington, D.C. office.