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Tate to Head Two Federal-State Joint Boards

The FCC has appointed its newest commissioner, Deborah T. Tate, as the new chairman of the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service and the Federal-State Joint Board on Jurisdictional Separations. Former commissioner Kathleen Q. Abernathy, who left the FCC in December, previously led the Universal Service board; Michael Powell, former FCC chairman, headed the jurisdictional […]

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 […]

Senate Committee Grills FCC Nominees

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee today heard testimony in favor of two FCC nominees, and wrapped up questioning in hopes the Senate will confirm Democrat Michael J. Copps and Republican Deborah T. Tate before Congress breaks for the holidays. Copps already serves on the FCC. If he is re-appointed, his term will not […]

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 […]

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