Martin Nominated For Another FCC Term
April 26, 2006 at 6:11 AM (PT)
President BUSH has renominated KEVIN MARTIN to another term as Chairman of the FCC. The nomination is for an additional five year term that will run through JUNE 30, 2011. MARTIN joined the Commission in 2001 and was named Chairman in 2005.
Even if not swiftly confirmed, MARTIN can serve until the end of the 2007 Congress; ROBERT MCDOWELL's nomination to the open FCC seat remains in limbo as part of a hold on all non-judiciary and non-military BUSH administration nominations by Sen. MARY LANDRIEU (D-LA) in a dispute over GULF COAST rebuilding funds.
“I am honored to have been renominated for a second term as Commissioner and Chairman of the FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION, MARTIN said in a press release. "I thank President BUSH for the privilege to continue to serve in his Administration.
"This is an exciting time of growth and innovation in the communications sector. I look forward to working with the Administration, Congress, my fellow Commissioners and the talented staff at the FCC to provide all Americans with the services and opportunities offered by the best communications system in the world today.”