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Biden Federal Trade Commission Nominee Hits Second Tie Vote (1)

March 3, 2022, 3:19 PMUpdated: March 3, 2022, 3:26 PM

A panel of senators has again deadlocked over President Joe Biden‘s pick to join the Federal Trade Commission, though Alvaro Bedoya’s nomination can still advance to the full Senate.

If confirmed, Bedoya would serve at an agency that lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are increasingly depending on to help bolster online privacy protections and oversee social media companies. He would also get involved in a probe of health insurers’ prescription drug managers.

Republican opposition to Bedoya led the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee to vote 14-14 on his nomination Thursday. The panel voted the same way ...