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Biden’s FCC Nominee Withdraws

 |  March 7, 2023

The confirmation of Gigi Sohn to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been stalled since October 2021, and it now appears that her nomination is being withdrawn.

Gigi Sohn said her decision to withdraw follows “unrelenting, dishonest and cruel attacks” seeded by cable and media industry lobbyists. The announcement is a defeat for consumer advocates, who had rallied behind Sohn during three Senate confirmation hearings.

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“It is a sad day for our country and our democracy when dominant industries, with assistance from unlimited dark money, get to choose their regulators,” Sohn said in a statement shared exclusively with The Washington Post. “And with the help of their friends in the Senate, the powerful cable and media companies have done just that.”

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said during Tuesday’s briefing that the White House did not have any updates at this time on future nominees.