Bush to Nominate McDowell to FCC

Feb 3, 2006  •  Post A Comment

President Bush on Friday announced his intention to nominate Robert McDowell to a Republican vacancy at the Federal Communications Commission. Mr. McDowell is currently senior VP and assistant general counsel for the trade group CompTel. If confirmed as the FCC’s fifth commissioner, Mr. McDowell will give FCC Chairman Kevin Martin a Republican majority at the agency. Mr. McDowell, who was counsel to the Bush-Cheney Florida recount team in 2000, has already been endorsed by Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, who chairs the Senate Commerce Committee.