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Released: November 1, 2011

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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order
constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT
October 31, 2011
Margaret McCarthy (202) 418-2000

COMMISSIONER COPPS CONGRATULATES JESSICA ROSENWORCEL AND AJIT

PAI ON THEIR NOMINATIONS TO THE COMMISSION

"The President's nominations today hold the promise of achieving a full five-member
Commission before the year is out. I congratulate both nominees.
"I know first-hand what a gifted public servant Jessica Rosenworcel is because she worked in my
office in a number of capacities, including senior Legal Adviser. Her experience here, combined
with her current Congressional work, give her a perspective on telecom and media issues both
wide and deep. Her dedication, intelligence, and practical good judgment make her an ideal
choice for Commissioner. As I look forward to completing my term here at the Commission, it
is with great pride that I see a former colleague and member of my team nominated for this seat.
"I have also had the pleasure of working with Ajit Pai while he served in the Commission's
Office of General Counsel. During that time, he provided valuable counsel on many of the
complex matters coming before the Commission. Ajit's experience, both at the agency and on
Capitol Hill, prepares him well for the many urgent telecom and media challenges confronting
the Commission.
"I wish both Jessica and Ajit well as they navigate the confirmation process, and I commend the
President on the quality of his nominees."
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