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Powerful Union Throws Its Weight Behind Biden’s Nominee for FCC

Sept. 29, 2022, 11:36 PM

A union representing hundreds of thousands of government employees is throwing its weight behind embattled Federal Communications Commission nominee Gigi Sohn.

The National Treasury Employees Union in a Thursday letter obtained by Bloomberg Government urged Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chair Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) to advance Sohn’s nomination. The union represents FCC workers, among others.

It has been almost a year since Sohn, a communications lawyer, was first nominated to serve on the FCC. She faces fierce opposition from Republicans, who say she has unfairly criticized conservatives and would bring heavy-handed regulations to the agency. The Fraternal Order of ...