Senate Commerce Committee Advances Rosenworcel for FCC, Bedoya for FTC
December 1, 2021
The Senate Commerce Committee voted to advance two of President Joe Biden's nominees:
- Current Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel for a new five-year term at the agency. Chairwoman Rosenworcel received support from the entire panel except Sen Ron Johnson (R-WI).
- Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy & Technology Founding Director (and former chief counsel of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on privacy, technology and the law) Alvaro Bedoya to be a commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission. The panel was split 14-14 on his nomination, but under rules it can proceed to the full Senate for a vote. Bedoya’s confirmation in the full Senate would give the FTC a 3-2 Democratic majority.
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