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At The Hill, Brendan Sasso reports President Obama’s pick for FCC Chairman will finally get a nomination vote this week:

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee is scheduled to vote on Tom Wheeler’s nomination to lead the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday afternoon.

According to Sasso, it will be a busy week for the committee, which is scheduled to vote on 21 bills and nominations. Not included, though, is a nominee for the FCC Commissioner seat formerly occupied by Robert McDowell. The White House has yet to name a nominee, but rumors inside the Beltway are that Michael O’Reilly, a staffer for Sen. John Cornyn, has the inside track.