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Bush Renominates Martin as FCC Chairman

Barring unforeseen obstacles, Kevin J. Martin will remain at the helm of the FCC through June 30, 2011, now that President Bush has renominated the chairman whose term was set to expire this June. Martin first joined the commission in 2001, working with then-chairman Michael Powell. Bush appointed him as chairman when Powell left the […]

Bush Nominates McDowell FCC Commissioner

President Bush has nominated Republican attorney Robert McDowell, COMPTEL’s senior vice president and assistant general counsel, to be a commissioner on the FCC. Aside from representing COMPTEL members before Congress, the FCC and the appellate courts, McDowell is a veteran of several Republican presidential campaigns most recently as a member of the Bush-Cheney Florida Recount […]

FCCs Martin Swears in Tate, Copps

Deborah T. Tate today officially became the newest member of the FCC when she was sworn in by Chairman Kevin J. Martin in a private ceremony. The Republican was joined by second-term commissioner Michael J. Copps, a Democrat. The Senate in late December confirmed Copps and Tate, President Bushs pick to fill the seat left […]

Senate Confirms FCC Nominees

The Senate last night confirmed Deborah T. Tate as the FCCs newest Republican commissioner, and re-appointed Michael J. Copps, a Democrat who has served on the commission since 2001. In another late-night session, senators approved President Bushs two nominations by voice vote, Reuters reported. Tates term will expire in June 2007. She most recently has […]

Abernathy Leaving FCC in December

Republican FCC Commissioner Kathleen Q. Abernathy said today she is resigning from the commission as of Dec. 9. Abernathy, who has served on the commission since 2001, is not seeking another term and must leave the agency when Congress adjourns. Abernathy yesterday sent a letter to President Bush informing him of her plans. Bush just […]

Bush Nominates Tate for FCC Seat

President Bush said today he will nominate Republican Tennessee regulatory commissioner Deborah Tate to fill the FCC seat that has remained empty since March. A number of events including hurricanes in the Southeast, the death of Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist and the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day OConnor have caused the […]

Goodbye Powell, Hello Martin

The man who challenged outgoing FCC Chairman Michael Powell in a controversial vote over wholesale phone rules in 2003 is taking his place. President Bush announced his plans two weeks ago to designate FCC Commissioner Kevin Martin as the agency’s chief. Powell, who has served on the commission since 1997, pledged his “complete cooperation to […]

Few Differences In Bush, Kerry Telecom Platforms

President Bush and Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry have vowed to expand high-speed Internet access in the country and make more spectrum available, but executives and analysts see few differences in their telecommunications platforms. The president says Americans should have universal, affordable access to broadband technology by 2007. Kerry has pledged to speed up the adoption […]

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