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Dec. 1, 2021, 3:55 PMUpdated: Dec. 1, 2021, 5:14 PM

Senate Commerce Deadlocks Over Bedoya’s Nomination to FTC (1)

Andrea Vittorio
Andrea Vittorio

The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee voted 14-14 on Alvaro Bedoya’s nomination to the Federal Trade Commission.

Despite the committee deadlock, the nomination could still head to the Senate floor, where Democrats and Republicans each hold 50 seats, with Vice President Kamala Harris acting as the deciding vote when needed. In an interim step, the Senate would need to discharge the committee from further consideration of the nomination, according to a committee spokeswoman.

It remains to be seen when the Senate might vote on Bedoya as Congress approaches its year-end break.

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), ranking member of the ...

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