FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn was confirmed for a new five-year term by the Senate in the late hours of New Year’s Day. Following her confirmation, she stated, “I am grateful to the President for his faith in re-nominating me, and am humbled by the Senate’s support in approving my nomination. I look forward to working with the both the House and Senate as we share a mission to oversee communication policy that keeps the needs of American consumers paramount.” Commissioner Clyburn originally joined the FCC in August 2009 to serve out the term of former Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein, who left for an appointment at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
By Aaron Mercer, Vice President Government Relations
Published January 4, 2013