Senate Commerce Slates Dec. 18 Vote on Clyburn Nomination

The Senate Commerce Committee has scheduled Dec. 18 for a
markup hearing and vote on the renomination of Mignon Clyburn to the FCC and
Joshua Wright as the new Republican commissioner of the Federal Trade
Commission.

Both had their nominationhearings last week.

She joined the FCC in 2009, filling the unexpired term of
Democrat Jonathan Adelstein, who left to head the Rural Utilities Service
(RUS).

She is expected to be confirmed, as is Wright.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.