//Senate committee approves nominee to break FCC deadlock

Senate committee approves nominee to break FCC deadlock

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The Senate Commerce Committee advanced Anna Gomez to become the third Democratic commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday.

In May, President Joe Biden nominated Gomez, a career telecommunications attorney, to unlock a more than two-year FCC stalemate that’s prevented the agency from voting on major telecom regulations like net neutrality. Now, her nomination advances to the floor for a final full-Senate vote.

“Ms. Gomez is a dedicated public servant with 25 years of experience in the telecom industry,” Chair Maria Cantwell (D-WA) said in her opening remarks on Wednesday. “Ms. Gomez has demonstrated she has the experience and judgment to be highly effective in this role as Commissioner.”

“Ms. Gomez has…

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