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Jan. 4, 2022, 4:19 PMUpdated: Jan. 5, 2022, 9:58 PM

Biden Renominates Sohn for FCC, Defying Calls to Withdraw Pick (1)

Maria Curi
Maria Curi

President Joe Biden renominated Democrat Gigi Sohn to serve on the Federal Communications Commission, despite broad Republican opposition.

Sohn’s confirmation would secure a Democratic majority at the commission for the first time since Biden took office, allowing it to pursue policies such as restoring Obama-era net neutrality rules.

The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee didn’t advance the nomination during the last congressional session.

Republicans argued Sohn would pursue heavy-handed regulations at the agency. They also criticized Sohn’s past remarks denouncing conservative media outlets. Some GOP senators called on Biden to withdraw her nomination.

It is unclear whether Sohn has ...

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