Nathan Simington assumes Michael Riley role.

By a party-line vote of 49-46, the Senate has voted to confirm Mr. Simington to take over the FCC Commissioner seat being left empty by fellow Republican Mike O’Rielly. Pundits are predicting a 2-2 deadlock at the FCC if the Republicans prevail in Georgia and hold control of the Senate, which will delay for who knows how long the confirmation of whomever the president-elect chooses for the chairmanship to supplant outgoing Republican Ajit Pai.