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McDowell Resting After Surgery

FCC Commissioner had emergency gallbladder surgery

Federal Communications Commissioner Robert McDowell is back home resting after undergoing emergency gall bladder surgery this weekend.

His office released a statement saying that McDowell’s surgery was successful and his spirits are good.

The commissioner expects to return to work “in a few days,” according to spokeswoman Brigid Calamis.

McDowell is the senior Republican on the commission; he came to the agency in 2006 and was reappointed in 2009, the first Republican appointed to an independent agency by President Barack Obama.