Deborah D. McAdams /
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn Gets Second Term
Senate approves renomination
WASHINGTON – The U.S.
Senate has approved the reappointment of Mignon Clyburn to the Federal
Communications Commission. She was first appointed to the commission in 2009 for
a term than ran through last June. She is one of three Democrats among the five
commissioners. Clyburn was previously a representative on the Public
Service Commission of South Carolina after working as a newspaper publisher and
general manager for 14 years.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski
commented on Clyburn’s reappointment:
“I am so pleased that the
Senate has approved Commissioner Clyburn's renomination to the FCC.
Commissioner Clyburn is an excellent and dedicated public servant and has been
a strong advocate in seeking to extend the benefits of broadband to all
Americans. I look forward to continuing to work closely with Commissioner
Clyburn and congratulate her on her new term.”