Mike O'Reilly Nominated For Full Term As FCC Commissioner
October 9, 2014 at 11:35 AM (PT)
President OBAMA has nominated MICHAEL O'RIELLY for another term as Commissioner at the FCC. O'RIELLY, whose initial term was a short one to serve out the remainder of former Commissioner ROBERT MCDOWELL's term and which ended JUNE 30th, is being nominated for a full five-year term.
Chairman TOM WHEELER said, "MIKE O’RIELLY and I were confirmed together for his first short term and I look forward to continuing to work with him in his new longer term. Commissioner O’RIELLY is deeply committed to the goal of improving the lives of the American people though communications technology, and his intellect and work ethic have made him a tremendous asset to the agency.”
Fellow Commissioner AJIT PAI said, "I am delighted that President OBAMA has decided to nominate Commissioner O’RIELLY for a new term at the FCC. During his time at the Commission, he has been a strong advocate for economic freedom and modernizing our regulations to keep pace with today’s marketplace. MIKE has also been a trusted friend and colleague. I look forward to continuing to work with him in the months and years to come."