Tit for tat.

A Democrat senator from West Virginia, Joe Manchin, is holding up the re-nomination of Commissioner Brendan Carr because Chairman Ajit Pai has suspended the FCC’s Mobility Fund Phase II program—which, among other things, would finance rural wireless Internet build-out—to give the agency time to verify the coverage maps of major wireless carriers. Senator Manchin asserted that “Inaccurate maps are not a good enough reason to put the funds on hold.”