At a ceremony today in Columbia, S.C., Mignon L. Clyburn became the first African-American woman to be an FCC commissioner.
Senior District Judge Matthew J. Perry, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina administered the oath of office today to Mignon L. Clyburn, the first African-American woman to be a commissioner of the FCC.
The public ceremony took place at the Matthew J. Perry, Jr. Courthouse in Columbia. Following the ceremony, Commissioner Clyburn released the following statement:
“I am deeply honored that President Obama and the United States Senate have entrusted me with the privilege of serving as a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission. I look forward to working with the administration, Congress, Chairman Genachowski, my fellow commissioners and the incredibly talented FCC staff, to ensure that all Americans enjoy the tremendous benefits offered by modern communications. This is an exciting and challenging time in our nation’s history. I am eager to hear from and work with all stakeholders to carry out, along with my colleagues, communications policies that protect consumers and encourage robust competition and innovation.”