With a vote of 55-43, the senate has confirmed Anna Gomez to the Federal Communications Commission (09.07.23). Gomez is a telecom attorney and has held several positions in the FCC and the private sector. She will be the first Latina to serve on the commission in more than 20 years.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) spoke on the confirmation before the vote took place, saying, “Ms. Gomez’s confirmation will fill the fifth and final spot on the FCC, so they can do the crucial work of expanding access to high-speed internet, administering programs for affordable internet access, and protecting consumers from junk fees, and much more.”
The confirmation comes after a year and a half of Republican opposition to the previous nominee, Gigi Sohn.
Photo of Anna Gomez from the public domain.