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WASHINGTON -- The Senate Commerce Committee last week approved the nominations of Republican Ajit Pai and Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel to the Federal Communications Commission. The pair passed without incident, but at press time, it was not clear how soon they could get a Senate vote and be installed.
That's because Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) last week signaled that he was still planning to hold up the nominations until the FCC turns over internal documents about how it awarded a waiver to LightSquared to operate a national wholesale wireless-broadband communications network.
Various FCC observers have predicted that Grassley …