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Senate Approves Second Term for FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn


In June 2012, President Barack Obama nominated Mignon Clyburn to serve a second term as FCC Commissioner. On January 1, 2013, the Senate confirmed her nomination, paving the way to Clyburn’s first full term as one of five FCC Commissioners.

“I am so pleased that the Senate has approved Commissioner Clyburn’s re-nomination to the FCC,” said FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski in a written statement. “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.”

Clyburn’s five-year appointment is retroactive to July 1, 2012, when her first term expired. No date has yet been announced for her swearing-in ceremony.




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