Mignon Clyburn earns full FCC term


Mignon ClyburnDemocratic FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn breezed through the renomination process in the Senate, earning her first full term at the Federal Communications Commission by voice vote in the Senate on 1/1/13.

She had previously been recommended to the full Senate by unanimous consent of the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.

The new term is retroactive to 7/1/12 and will extend to 6/30/17.

Several of her colleagues at the Commission offered their congratulations.

“I am so pleased that the Senate has approved Commissioner Clyburn’s renomination to the FCC,” stated Chairman Julius Genachowski. “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.”

“I extend my heartfelt congratulations to my colleague, Mignon Clyburn, on her confirmation by the U.S. Senate for another term,” said senior Republican Robert McDowell. “While serving as a Commissioner, Mignon has proven to be a passionate advocate for her priorities. At the same time, she has been willing to work towards bipartisan consensus on several important issues, such as finding compromise on our comprehensive reforms of universal service. It has been a privilege working with her and I am delighted that her confirmation will give the American people five more years of her exemplary public service.”

Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel said, “I congratulate my fellow Commissioner and friend, Mignon Clyburn, on her confirmation to a new term at the Federal Communications Commission. Commissioner Clyburn is a conscientious public servant and a thoughtful leader on communications issues important to the American public. I look forward to working with her in the coming years as the Commission examines the changing communications landscape.”