Tate, Copps Confirmed By Senate
December 22, 2005 at 11:46 AM (PT)
The U.S. SENATE has, as expected, confirmed both DEBI TATE and MICHAEL COPPS to the FCC. The voice vote sends COPPS back for another term (expiring JUNE 30, 2010) and puts TATE (whose term will run through JUNE 30, 2007) in one of the open Republican seats on the Commission. The other open Republican seat remains without a nominee at present, leaving the panel split 2-2 between the parties.
"It is with great pleasure that I congratulate Commissioner COPPS on his continued tenure and DEBORAH TATE on her confirmation as Commissioners at the FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION," said NAB President and CEO DAVID REHR. "These are challenging times for the communications industry and both Commissioner COPPS and Ms. TATE have proven themselves to be exceptional leaders and committed public servants.
"NAB looks forward to working with Chairman MARTIN and all of the Commissioners at the FCC to ensure a vibrant future for broadcasting and the millions of Americans who rely daily on the services broadcasters provide."