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Senate Confirms Mignon Clyburn for 2nd FCC Term, Joshua Wright to Join FTC

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Mignon Clyburn (pictured second from right)
Mignon Clyburn (pictured second from right)

The Senate voted unanimously voted late Tuesday night to confirm Mignon Clyburn for a second term at the Federal Communications Commission and Joshua Wright as a new commissioner for the Federal Trade Commission.

According to The Hill newspaper, Wright will recuse himself from the FTC’s antitrust investigation of Google as he received funding from the company for academic research.

He will recuse himself from FTC activity involving Google for two years, Brendan Sasso writes.

According to Broadcasting & Cable, Clyburn served out the term of commissioner Jonathan Adelstein upon his departure for a position at the Agriculture Department.

The Senate Commerce Committee delayed its vote on Clyburn’s nomination after Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) died, according to that report.

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