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NCL statement on FCC confirmations

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November 1, 2013
Contact: NCL Communications, Ben Klein, (202) 835-3323, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Washington, DC – The National Consumers League today applauded the confirmation of Thomas Wheeler and Michael O’Rielly as Chairman and Commissioner, respectively, of the Federal Communications Commission. The following statement is attributable to Sally Greenberg, NCL Executive Director:

“The nation’s consumers are better protected by a full slate of Commissioners at the FCC. As Chairman Wheeler and Commissioner O’Rielly prepare to take up their charge, we urge them to keep consumers -- first and foremost -- in their minds as they take up the crucial issues currently before the Commission. America’s consumers, particularly those with low incomes and in rural areas, also owe a debt of gratitude to acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn who has led the Commission ably for the past seven months.”