FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell Recovering After Gall Bladder Surgery Over Weekend

Federal Communications Commissioner Robert McDowell underwent emergency gall bladder surgery over the weekend, according to his office.”His spirits are good while he is recovering at home with his family. He expects to be working at full speed back in the office in a few days,” said spokeswoman Brigid Calamis.McDowell went to the emergency room Friday night (May 7) and had surgery Saturday morning, said an aide.McDowell, senior Republican on the commission, has been at the FCC since 2006. He was reappointed and confirmed in June 2009, the first Republican appointed to an independent agency by President Barack Obama, according to McDowell’s office.McDowell’s office was busy rescheduling back-to-back meetings that had been planned for Monday, while one aide said McDowell was frustrated at not being able to drive and was doing a lot of e-mailing.


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