Senate Panel To Hear Clyburn, Baker Nominations Today
July 15, 2009 at 4:43 AM (PT)
Democrat MIGNON CLYBURN and Republican MEREDITH ATTWELL BAKER will appear before the Senate Commerce Committee today in their nomination hearings as the Senate moves to clear the way for the two new Commissioners to join the FCC.
Confirmation by the panel is expected, with the nominations then going to the full Senate floor for a vote.
CLYBURN is a member of the SOUTH CAROLINA Public Service Commission and the daughter of House Majority Whip JAMES CLYBURN (D-SC). BAKER is the former Acting Chief of the NTIA and the daughter-in-law of former WHITE HOUSE Chief of Staff JAMES A. BAKER III.