Hutchison Statement on Senate Confirmation of FCC Nominees Baker and Clyburn

July 24, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), the Ranking Member on the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, today made the following statement after the Senate confirmed Meredith Atwell Baker and Mignon Clyburn, as commissioners for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). 

“With the confirmation of Ms. Baker and Ms. Clyburn, our nation finally has a complete Federal Communications Commission,” said Senator Hutchison.  “Being a native of Texas will no doubt provide Meredith Baker with a unique understanding of the communications issues facing rural and urban .  She has an incredible breadth of experience in federal communications policymaking, and she will be a great asset to the FCC as it considers and develops the National Broadband Plan.  Mignon Clyburn’s background in print media provides her with an important perspective to understand the challenges facing traditional media outlets in these difficult economic times.  I am pleased the Senate acted swiftly on the confirmation of Ms. Baker and Ms. Clyburn so they can begin to tackle the many issues confronting the FCC.”

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