Commissioners weigh in on O’Rielly confirmation


FCC2014FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly received an early holiday gift from the US Senate – a full term on the Federal Communications Commission to add to the one he’s finishing up for Robert McDowell. His colleagues took time to offer congratulations.

Here are their remarks:

* Tom Wheeler: I congratulate Mike on his confirmation for a full term as Commissioner. He works diligently to improve the lives of all Americans through expanded access to 21st century communications and technology. I look forward to continuing to collaborate with him on the important issues before the Commission.

* Mignon Clyburn: Congratulations to my friend and colleague, Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, on his swift Senate reconfirmation. Commissioner O’Rielly has been a thoughtful voice for the American people, and I look forward to continuing to work with him on behalf of the public interest.

* Jessica Rosenworcel: I am proud to call Commissioner Mike O’Rielly both a colleague and a friend. I have seen firsthand his deep interest in the issues before the Federal Communications Commission and his long-standing commitment to public service. I look forward to continuing to work with him and I congratulate him on his reconfirmation as a Commissioner at the FCC.

* Ajit Pai: I congratulate Commissioner Mike O’Rielly on his recent Senate confirmation to a full term at the FCC. Mike has proven to be a hardworking, principled advocate for free markets, the rule of law, and the consumer interest during his time at the Commission. I’m proud to call him a friend and colleague, and I look forward to working closely with him in the years ahead.