Bloomberg Law
Jan. 26, 2022, 10:00 AM

Biden FCC Nominee Settles Case That Spurred GOP Senator’s Fight

Maria Curi
Maria Curi

A confidential settlement involving Federal Communications Commission nominee Gigi Sohn appears to undercut a key Republican senator’s stated reason for opposing her nomination.

The delay in confirming Sohn is preventing Democrats from securing a majority at the independent regulatory agency, which would allow them to pursue policies such as reinstating Obama-era net neutrality rules. Republicans say Sohn will pursue heavy-handed regulation and have criticized statements she has made against conservative media outlets.

Senate Commerce Committee ranking member Roger Wicker (R-Miss.)'s stated opposition to Sohn revolves around an October order by a New York federal court shutting down Locast, a nonprofit ...

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