Obama Nominates Clyburn as FCC Commissioner
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President Barack Obama will nominate Mignon Clyburn as a FCC Commissioner, the White House said on Wednesday. Clyburn, a South Carolina public service commissioner since 1998, is the daughter of House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC). She currently chairs the Washington Action Committee of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.
Before her election to the Public Service Commission, Clyburn spent 14 years as publisher/GM of a weekly Charleston newspaper, The Coastal Times. She will assume the seat occupied by Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein, who last week was nominated as administrator of the Rural Utilities Service to the Senate.
Acting FCC Cairmain Michael Copps said, ""I congratulate Mignon Clyburn on the welcome news that President Obama intends to nominate her as FCC Commissioner. She is an excellent choice, and the experience she brings from her service on South Carolina's Public Service Commission will be an invaluable asset as we address the many challenges and opportunities that are before us."
NAB President/CEO David K. Rehr commented, "NAB salutes President Obama for his nomination of Mignon Clyburn to the FCC. Ms. Clyburn's experience as a Public Service Commission member in South Carolina and as a former newspaper publisher will serve her well as she addresses media-related issues at the FCC. NAB looks forward to working with her, and we urge swift Senate confirmation."