FOR RELEASE: September 8, 2023

Contact: Richard T. Kaplar
The Media Institute

Vienna, Va., September 8, 2023 – Media Institute President Richard T. Kaplar issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate’s vote to confirm Anna Gomez as a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission:

“We congratulate Anna Gomez on her confirmation by the U.S. Senate as a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission.

“With a broad background in government service that includes the FCC, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of State, and U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, Ms. Gomez is well qualified to address the issues facing the Commission.  She is widely respected within the media and telecommunications industry, and her expertise should prove valuable to industry innovators, consumers, and her fellow commissioners.  We look forward to working with Ms. Gomez.”

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