After passing quickly through the Senate Commerce Committee last week, Julius Genachowski was approved as the next Federal Communications Commission Chairman by the full U.S. Senate Thursday night, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The Senate also confirmed Robert McDowell for another term as FCC Commissioner. The WSJ also said that President Obama earlier Thursday formally chose Meredith Attwell Baker as his nominee for the open Republican post on the commission, a nomination which had been expected for some time. Baker and Democrat FCC Commissioner nominee Mignon Clyburn will soon go though Senate confirmation hearings.
- The Wall Street Journal has this story
Genachowski and McDowell were approved by the Senate Commerce Committee last week