Senator Hutchison Voices Support for Republican FCC Nominee Meredith Attwell Baker

June 25, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), the Ranking Member on the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, released the following statement today in support of Meredith Attwell Baker, who was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as a Republican commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

“Meredith Baker will be a strong, independent voice on the Federal Communications Commission,” said Senator Hutchison.  “Her previous experience in telecommunications policy will serve her well as she works with other commissioners to tackle the FCC’s crucial priorities, such as improving broadband access for unserved communities.  I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure that she receives an expeditious and fair nomination hearing and is quickly confirmed.  A complete FCC panel is needed to address the many important communications issues that currently face the nation.”

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