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|August 6, 1997|
STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER SUSAN NESS
I congratulate Bill Kennard on his designation by President Clinton as the next chairman
of the Federal Communications Commission.
Bill has been an outstanding General Counsel. The agency has been well served by his
experience, his intellect, his temperament, and his integrity. He will make an exceptional
chairman. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with him over the past three years and look
forward to our serving together once he is confirmed by the Senate.
I am also delighted that the President has nominated Michael Powell as a Member of the
Commission. Michael's expertise in antitrust matters will be invaluable as the Commission
proceeds with its efforts to foster competition in all segments of the communications industry.
In addition, his enthusiasm and collegial spirit will contribute to the Commission's future
The changing composition of the Commission must neither diminish nor delay our efforts
to fulfill the pro-competitive policies of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Much remains to
be done to secure the benefits the Act envisaged for families, education, consumers and the
economy. I look forward to tackling these challenges with Bill, Michael and my other new
colleagues upon their confirmation.
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