- Jul 8, 2011
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CNBC - Senate confirms Anna Gomez to FCC, breaking yearslong deadlock at the agency
- The Senate voted to confirm Democrat Anna Gomez to the Federal Communications Commission, breaking the deadlock at the agency that has lasted the entirety of the Biden presidency.
- Gomez’s confirmation comes after a protracted battle to confirm Biden’s initial pick for the commissioner seat, Gigi Sohn, ended with her withdrawal.
- With the arrival of Gomez, a telecom attorney who’s previously worked in several positions at the FCC and in the private sector, the agency has the opportunity to pursue actions that don’t have the support of the Republican commissioners.
“We're thankful that the Biden administration played the long game on sick days and stuck with us for months after Congress imposed our updated national agreement," Russo said. "Without making a big show of it, Joe Biden and members of his administration in the Transportation and Labor departments have been working continuously to get guaranteed paid sick days for all railroad workers.”
"There is something dangerous happening in America," Biden plans to say, according to excerpts released by the White House. "There is an extremist movement that does not share the basic beliefs of our democracy. The MAGA Movement."
"I have come to honor the McCain Institute and Library because they are home to a proud Republican who put country first," Biden will say. "Our commitment should be no less because democracy should unite all Americans – regardless of political affiliation."