Posted by madcityradio.com on June 26, 2009 at 10:06:04:
Senate confirms 2 for FCC
The Associated Press
Thursday, June 25, 2009; 9:02 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday confirmed Julius Genachowski as head of the Federal Communications Commission and Robert McDowell for a second FCC term.
McDowell is currently the only Republican on the five-seat commission, which has been operating with three commissioners. Both nominations were approved on a voice vote.
President Barack Obama also has nominated Mignon Clyburn, daughter of House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., for a Democratic seat; and Meredith Attwell Baker for a Republican seat.
Genachowski is a friend of Obama from Harvard Law School.
Baker most recently served in government as acting assistant secretary of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration from 2007 to January 2009.
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