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Biden Renews Bedoya’s Nomination to FTC, Teeing Up Senate Vote

Jan. 4, 2022, 4:21 PM

President Joe Biden resubmitted a nomination for Georgetown University law professor Alvaro Bedoya to be a Democratic commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission.

The move allows the U.S. Senate to take steps toward voting on Bedoya’s nomination, which expired in December as Congress took off for its year-end break.

Bedoya is expected to concentrate on the interplay between consumer data privacy and civil rights if confirmed to a seat on the five-member FTC, though his path to confirmation faces Republic opposition.

The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee deadlocked in a 14-14 party-line vote on whether to send Bedoya’s nomination ...