Tuesday Hearing Set for FCC Chief Martin’s Renomination

Sep 11, 2006  •  Post A Comment

The Senate Commerce Committee has scheduled a hearing Tuesday to act on President Bush’s nomination of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin for another term on the commission.

Mr. Martin was sworn in to a Republican seat on the FCC on July 3, 2001. He was designated chairman March 18, 2005, and President Bush renominated him for a second five-year term as commissioner and chairman on April 25, 2006, but the Senate has not yet acted on the nomination.

Democrats and some Republicans have been critical of the FCC’s media ownership proceedings, but aides to several senators said Monday they were unaware of any planned opposition to the nomination.

Mr. Martin’s current term ended July 1, but he has continued to serve pending his Senate confirmation vote.