NAB Letter To Senate Commerce Committee Voices Support Of Rosenworcel, Pai Nominations
November 7, 2011 at 11:35 AM (PT)
The NAB has sent a letter to Sens. JAY ROCKEFELLER (D-WV), the Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, and KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON (R-TX), Ranking Member of the Committee, voicing the organization's support for the nominations of JESSICA ROSENWORCEL and AJIT VARADARAJ PAI to the FCC.
The letter, over the signature of NAB Pres./CEO GORDON SMITH and copied to Senate Majority Leader HARRY REID (D-NV) and Senate Minority Leader MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY), asks the committee to "act promptly on these nominations and ensure that the FCC has a full complement of Commissioners next year and beyond, a time during which the agency will be making major decisions that will impact radio and television broadcasters and the entire telecommunications industry.
"You have worked closely with JESSICA and AJIT, so you already know that they are highly qualified, knowledgeable and thoughtful public servants. We believe that these attributes and their combined years of experience -- both at the FCC and in Congress -- will be of significant value to the Commission. With the Senate's approval, NAB and our nation's broadcasters look forward to working with JESSICA and AJIT for many years to come."