McDowell Renominated To FCC
June 2, 2009 at 3:01 PM (PT)
The WHITE HOUSE has announced that, as expected, ROBERT MCDOWELL will be nominated for another term as one of the two Republicans on the FCC. MCDOWELL has served as a commissioner since MAY 2006, when he took over the unexpired term of former Chairman MICHAEL POWELL; his term ended JUNE 1st, but can serve until the end of the present Congressional session.
The nomination clears the way for hearings on Democratic nominees JULIUS GENACHOWSKI (for Chairman) and MIGNON CLYBURN and the selection of another Republican, most likely MEREDITH ATTWELL BAKER, for the other open seat.
NAB EVP DENNIS WHARTON heralded the renomination of MCDOWELL, issuing a statement reading, "NAB salutes President OBAMA and congratulates Commissioner MCDOWELL on today's announcement. We have deep respect for Commissioner MCDOWELL. His good humor and open-minded approach to issues facing the Commission have served the public well, and we look forward to working with him during his second term."