Baker Sworn In At FCC
July 31, 2009 at 5:03 PM (PT)
MEREDITH ATTWELL BAKER was sworn in as FCC Commissioner TODAY (7/31), with FCC Chairman JULIUS GENACHOWSKI saying, "I am delighted to welcome MEREDITH ATTWELL BAKER to the FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION. MEREDITH’s broad and deep experience will be a tremendous benefit to the FCC and it’s an honor to serve with such an extraordinarily talented colleague. At this critical moment in history, I look forward to collaborating with my fellow Commissioners on ways that the agency can improve the lives of all Americans through communications."
BAKER issued a statement reading, "I am pleased to today have been sworn in and to assume the office of Commissioner of the FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION. I am grateful to President BARACK OBAMA for nominating me, and the UNITED STATES Senate for confirming me, to this important position and I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and working on policies and programs that will help build a 21st Century communications infrastructure that can provide sustained economic growth, opportunity and prosperity for the nation, and for all telecommunications users.
"The FCC staff is well known for their expertise, professionalism and dedication, and I look forward to working together on these important issues.
"Finally, I am excited to be joining Chairman JULIUS GENACHOWSKI, and Commissioners MICHAEL COPPS, ROBERT MCDOWELL, and MIGNON CLYBURN to ensure that our communications networks and technologies serve the nation’s needs and improve the lives of all Americans."