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Friday, January 23, 2009

Michael Copps Appointed Acting Head of FCC

Here's Acting FCC Chair Michael Copps' statement regarding his appointment.

I am honored to be designated today as Acting Chairman of the FCC. 

I thank President Obama for his confidence in me and for this opportunity to serve.  I know that I have a truly gifted and terrific team to work with.  I pledge every effort I am capable of to help steer the Commission through its current transition to new leadership.

Former Chair of the FCC Kevin Martin is headed for the Aspen Institute. He denies "abusing" his power as head of the agency during his tenure. Here's a link to his letter to Representatives Waxman and Burton. Here's a link to his statement regarding his resignation. Here are links to statements from Commissioners Copps, Adelstein, and McDowell on Chairman Martin's departure from the FCC. Here's a link to Chairman Martin's 2009 Comprehensive Report "Moving Forward."

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