Commissioner Mignon Clyburn Confirmed By Senate For Another Term At FCC
January 2, 2013 at 1:01 PM (PT)
FCC Commissioner MIGNON CLYBURN's nomination for another term on the Commission has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate. The confirmation had been delayed while the Senate wrapped up its deal on a plan to avoid the "fiscal cliff."
Chairman JULIUS GENACHOWSKI said, “I am so pleased that the Senate has approved Commissioner CLYBURN's renomination to the FCC. Commissioner CLYBURN is an excellent and dedicated public servant and has been a strong advocate in seeking to extend the benefits of broadband to all Americans. I look forward to continuing to work closely with Commissioner CLYBURN and congratulate her on her new term.”
Commissioner ROBERT MCDOWELL said, “I extend my heartfelt congratulations to my colleague, MIGNON CLYBURN, on her confirmation by the U.S. Senate for another term. While serving as a Commissioner, MIGNON has proven to be a passionate advocate for her priorities. At the same time, she has been willing to work towards bipartisan consensus on several important issues, such as finding compromise on our comprehensive reforms of universal service. It has been a privilege working with her and I am delighted that her confirmation will give the American people five more years of her exemplary public service.”
Commissioner JESSICA ROSENWORCEL said, "I congratulate my fellow Commissioner and friend, MIGNON CLYBURN, on her confirmation to a new term at the Federal Communications Commission. Commissioner CLYBURN is a conscientious public servant and a thoughtful leader on communications issues important to the American public. I look forward to working with her in the coming years as the Commission examines the changing communications landscape."
And Commissioner AJIT PAI added, "I am pleased to congratulate my colleague, Commissioner MIGNON CLYBURN, on her confirmation last night by the United States Senate to a second term as a member of the Federal Communications Commission. On issues ranging from rural health care to interstate inmate calling rates, Commissioner CLYBURN championed reform and substantially improved the Commission’s work during her first term. Her engagement, collegiality, and commitment to the interests of consumers will continue to be vital assets to the Commission as we confront the challenges on our agenda."