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May 1, 2013
Dennis Wharton
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NAB Statement on Designation of Mignon Clyburn as Acting FCC Chair

WASHINGTON, D.C. In response to today's announcement by President Obama that Mignon Clyburn will serve as acting chair of the Federal Communications Commission, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

"NAB salutes President Obama's historic selection of Mignon Clyburn as acting chair of the FCC. Commissioner Clyburn is a trailblazer and role model for millions of women, and her commitment to serving the public interest is unquestioned."

NAB's previous statement on Tom Wheeler's nomination to be FCC chairman is available here.

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