June 16, 2009
NCL Statement of Support for Senate Confirmation of FCC Chair-Designate Julius Genchowski and Commissioner Robert McDowell
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Washington, D.C.—The National Consumers League (NCL) applauds the confirmation hearings of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on the nominations of Julius Genachowski, as Chairman of and Robert McDowell, as Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). NCL calls on the Committee to swiftly confirm both Genachowski and McDowell.
The following can be attributed to Sally Greenberg, Executive Director of the National Consumers League:
Julius Genachowski has demonstrated a dedication to the growth of innovative telecommunication services through his work both at the FCC under former Chairman Reed Hundt and in the private and non-profit sectors with IAC/InterActiveCorp.and Common Sense Media, among his other activities If confirmed, we look forward to working with him to ensure that consumer interests are well-represented as the FCC moves to implement its large and growing agenda.
In his three years with the FCC, Commissioner McDowell has shown a willingness to engage with the public interest community on a range of issues such as competition policy, spectrum reform, and broadband access. We look forward to continuing to work with the Commissioner, should he be reconfirmed.
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