Larry Strickling received full Senate approval for his nomination as assistant secretary of Commerce for communications and information, in charge of the National Telecommunications & Information Administration, which advises the White House on communications policy, Broadcasting & Cable says.
Meanwhile, with nominee Julius Genachowski now approved for the FCC Chairman post, the White House nominated former acting NTIA head Meredith Attwell Baker for the Republican FCC seat previously held by Deborah Taylor Tate, B&C says. Baker steped down from NTIA in January with the administration changeover.
Mignon Clyburn was also put forth by the White House for a Democratic FCC seat, Multichannel News says. She is a South Carolina public service commissioner; her father is House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.).