By Brendan Sasso - 06/06/12 09:53 PM EDT
Her re-nomination to the FCC comes just a month after the Senate approved two other nominees, Ajit Pai and Jessica Rosenworcel, to fill vacancies on the commission.
Sen. Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleyOvernight Defense: House panel approves 0B defense bill Carter pledges probe of sex assault testimony Grassley: Carter emails contained 'sensitive' information MORE (R-Iowa) blocked a vote on those nominations for four months in a bid to force the FCC to turn over documents related to its review of wireless company LightSquared. Grassley questioned whether the commission had shown inappropriate favoritism to LightSquared.
Clyburn's term was set expire at the end of the month.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said in a statement that Obama made an "outstanding choice."
"As I know from working with her for the past several years, Commissioner Clyburn is a strong leader, focused on helping all Americans harness the benefits of broadband," he said.
—Updated at 6:21 p.m.