President Obama has nominated the daughter of House Majority Whip to be FCC commissioner.

Mignon Clyburn currently serves on the Public Service Commission (PSC) of South Carolina, which regulates investor owned public utilieies, including telecommunications and transportation.

Clyburn's father is Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), the House Majority Whip and a strong ally of Obama's in the House. He was neutral in the Democratic primary between Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton on if Bill should’ve resigned over Lewinsky scandal: ‘Absolutely not’ Electoral battle for Hispanics intensifies in Florida Trump adds campaign stops for Senate candidates in Montana, Arizona, Nevada MORE and Obama, but considering his close relationship with the Clinton family, his neutrality was seen as a boost to Obama.

More about Mignon Clyburn from a White House press released:
The South Carolina General Assembly elected Clyburn as a Commissioner representing the Sixth Congressional District in May of 1998, and she has been re-elected three times. She chaired the Commission from 2002 to 2004. Clyburn is a past chair of the Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. She is presently the chair of the Washington Action Committee of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). Clyburn also serves on NARUC's Audit Committee and Utilities Market Access Partnership Board. Clyburn graduated from the University ofSouth Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in Banking, Finance & Economics in 1984. Before her election to the Public Service Commission she spent fourteen years as the Publisher and General Manager of The Coastal Times, a weekly newspaper in Charleston, South Carolina.