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Leader Rodgers Statement on Election of Doreen Bogdan-Martin to Lead the ITU


Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement congratulating Doreen Bogdan-Martin on her successful election to lead the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). 

“ITU members overwhelmingly made the right choice today by electing U.S. candidate Doreen Bogdan-Martin as the first female Secretary-General of the ITU. This is a huge moment for American tech leadership and the future of a free and open internet across the globe. 

“I am confident that in this role Doreen will lead the agency in a way that ensures values like openness, transparency, and connectivity for all are upheld around the world.” 

NOTE: In May, Energy and Commerce bipartisan leaders sent a letter to President Biden in support of Doreen Bogdan-Martin’s nomination to be Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) of the United Nations (UN).  

CLICK HERE to read the full letter. 

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