Senate Confirms U.S. Broadcasting Nominee

Approval comes after two-year consideration of president’s pick.

President Trump nominated Michael Pack two years ago for the position of U.S. Agency for Global Media director, and the Senate voted to approve him to the role last week. The agency oversees international broadcasting including Voice of America.

Michael Pack is a conservative filmmaker who has written, directed, and produced a number of documentaries, several of which PBS has aired. Pack has also served in many other roles in broadcasting organizations, including as director of the global satellite network WORLDNET. The vote in the Senate had been delayed by concerns surrounding objectivity and political bias as well as the relationship between Pack’s nonprofit and his business.

“This man is uniquely qualified to hold this position,” Senate Foreign Relations Chairman James Risch said Thursday. “He’s done an outstanding job – everyone should look at the most recent documentary he did on the Supreme Court – it was just outstanding. There’s been a political battle fight over him for two years and one day – today is the moment of truth.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Michael Pack as he heads U.S. global broadcasting.
  • For the Senate as they vote on nominees for various positions.
  • For President Trump as he nominates people to various roles in government.

Sources:  New York Times, VOANews


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