WASHINGTON, D.C.— Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) issued the following statement today regarding President Donald Trump’s choice to appoint Ajit Pai as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC):

“President Trump’s designation of Ajit Pai to Chair the FCC is a big win for consumers and free and open competition in the communications marketplace,” Scalise said. “Ajit has been a champion of common-sense reforms that foster competition and innovation to improve the lives of hardworking Americans. His track record at the Commission proves he will be a great steward of the communications marketplace and for innovators all across this nation. I applaud this decision by President Trump, and congratulate my friend Ajit Pai on this well-deserved honor.”