The Senate on June 25 approved former technology executive Julius Genachowski as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, reports Bloomberg News. Senators also approved Robert M. McDowell to serve a second term on the commission, which regulates telephone, cable, and broadcast companies. Both nominees were confirmed by unanimous consent. The White House also said it has nominated Meredith Attwell Baker, a former telecommunications official who served in the National Telecommunications and Information Administration from 2007 to 2009, helping to oversee the government’s digital TV changeover, and Mignon L. Clyburn, a South Carolina regulator, to serve on the commission. The two would bring the FCC to its full complement of five members for the first time during the administration of President Obama. Genachowski and Clyburn are Democrats, and McDowell and Baker are Republicans. Democratic commissioner Michael J. Copps has served as acting chairman until Genachowski’s confirmation…

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