Senate Commerce Committee Approves FCC, FTC Nominees

Narrow vote finally moves delayed process forward.

Last week, the Senate Commerce Committee approved President Biden’s nominations for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for Senate vote. The committee held two hearings to question FCC nominee Gigi Sohn and FTC nominee Alvaro Bedoya before holding votes. The results were split tie along party lines. The return of Senator Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico from sick leave broke the tie.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is opposed to the president’s FCC nominee due to “her longtime advocacy of overly aggressive and combative regulation of the communications sector.” Commerce Committee Ranking Member Roger Wicker of Mississippi stated that the “vetting process clarified she’s not the right choice to fill this vacancy.”  

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for members of the Senate as the president’s nominations come to the floor for a vote.
  • For U.S. communications and trade officials as they work within federal regulations and policies.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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