Obama To Tap McDowell For 2nd FCC Term

Law360, New York (June 3, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate Federal Communications Commissioner Robert McDowell to serve another term.

The White House revealed Obama's plans Tuesday, saying that McDowell, nominated to a first term by President George W. Bush and sworn in as an FCC commissioner in June 2006, brought 16 years of experience in the communications industry to the post.

The nomination has the backing of industry groups, including the National Association of Broadcasters.

“NAB salutes President Obama and congratulates Commissioner McDowell ... We have deep...
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