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Michael O'Rielly

Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Michael O'Rielly

Michael O’Rielly was nominated for a seat on the Federal Communications Commission by President Barack Obama and was sworn into office in November 2013.  In January 2015, he was confirmed and sworn into office for a second term, which extends until June 30, 2019.
 
Prior to joining the agency, Commissioner O’Rielly spent almost 20 years working in prominent Republican communication policy and leadership positions for the US House of Representatives and the US Senate.  Most recently, he served as a policy advisor in the Office of the Senate Republican Whip, led by US Senator John Cornyn (R-TX).
 
Commissioner O’Rielly has a BA from the University of Rochester.

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