Senate Confirms Martin For New FCC Term
November 17, 2006 at 2:30 PM (PT)
As expected, the SENATE has confirmed KEVIN MARTIN for a new term as Chairman of the FCC.
In a statement released FRIDAY morning (11/17), NAB Pres./CEO DAVID REHR said, "The NAB has great respect for Chairman MARTIN and strongly supported his renomination. We look forward to working with him and the other FCC commissioners going forward."
MARTIN released a statement that read, "I am deeply honored to have been confirmed by the SENATE for a second term as Commissioner and Chairman of the FCC. I thank President BUSH and the CONGRESS for the privilege to continue to serve in his administration and alongside my colleagues on the Commission.
"I look forward to working with the administration and CONGRESS, as well as with my fellow commissioners and the incredibly able staff at the FCC to ensure that all Americans share in the benefits and opportunities offered by the best communications system in the world. I will continue to work to provide a regulatory environment that promotes competition and drives investment and innovation while protecting consumers and promoting public safety."