Posted 7 years ago on Oct. 18, 2013, 7:21 a.m. EST by GirlFriday
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A spokesman for Mr. Cruz said Thursday that he has placed a hold on the nomination of former telecom lobbyist and venture capitalist Tom Wheeler to lead the Federal Communications Commission until Mr. Wheeler pledges not to require more disclosures from the sponsors of political ads.
Cruz spokesman Sean Rushton said by email that Mr. Wheeler has “expressed his readiness to revisit the senator’s questions.” The FCC declined to comment.
Mr. Cruz has opposed a measure called the Disclose Act that would require corporations, unions and other outside groups to disclose when they spend more than $10,000 to air campaign-related ads.
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I'm sure the media is the issue here, too. [/sarcasm]