Designated FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Meredith Atwell Baker stepped closer to assuming their seats at the agency as members of the Senate Commerce Committee approved both nominations by voice vote on Tuesday. The committee’s decision sets up a confirmation vote on the Senate floor which could take place as soon as today. Both women are expected to win full Senate approval. Once they are sworn in, Clyburn and Baker will complete a five-member FCC panel that has lacked a full slate of commissioners since the departure of former FCC Commissioner Deborah Tate last December. Applauding the committee vote, US Telecom President Walter McCormick observed, “from promoting pro-investment policies that enhance broadband infrastructure and accelerate deployment to tackling universal service and inter-carrier Compensation reforms, both Clyburn and Baker possess the insight and experience to propel a breadth of broadband-enabled innovations.”