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Commissioner McDowell's Statement on Rosenworcel and Pai Confirmations

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Released: May 7, 2012

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See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:
May 7, 2012
Email: Brigid.Calamis@fcc.gov
STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER ROBERT M. McDOWELL ON
THE CONFIRMATIONS OF JESSICA ROSENWORCEL AND AJIT PAI
I extend my heartfelt congratulations to Jessica Rosenworcel and Ajit Pai on their confirmations
as commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission by the United States Senate.
Their experience and credentials will be an asset to the Commission.
Now that we have a full five member FCC, I look forward to all of us rolling up our sleeves and
getting to work on several important matters facing the Commission for the benefit of American
consumers, including but certainly not limited to: implementation of the new incentive auction
legislation, finally putting the power of unlicenced use of the TV “White Spaces” into
consumers’ hands, adopting sensible universal service contribution reform, modernizing our
media ownership rules to reflect the competitive marketplace of the Digital Age, important
transactions requiring expeditious review, and much, much more.
Having worked with Jessica and Ajit here at the Commission, I know that they are very talented
and knowledgeable public servants who will be able to hit the ground running. I look forward to
working with them on some of the most interesting and important public policy matters facing
America.

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