For Immediate Release
Moira Vahey, Free Press, (202) 265-1490 x31
Free Press Urges FCC Confirmations
WASHINGTON - Today, the Senate held a confirmation hearing for FCC commission nominees Mignon Clyburn and Meredith Attwell Baker.
Josh Silver, executive director of Free Press, issued the following statement:
"We are optimistic about the future of the FCC with a full slate of
commissioners on board. We believe that this FCC has the opportunity to
spur real change and take a leading role in carrying out President
Obama's Internet and technology agenda. We welcome new commissioners
with a background in public service and diverse perspectives that will
be valuable as the FCC gets to work on important issues like
implementing the national broadband strategy and diversifying media
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"We will be glad when all the seats at the commission are finally
filled, and look forward to working with Commissioners Clyburn and
Baker, who will both undoubtedly bring important knowledge and insight
to the FCC."
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