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Senate Committee to Vote on Gomez on Wednesday

The FCC has had a 2-2 political tie for 900 days now

Anna Gomez appears in a streamed video of her confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill
Anna Gomez in a streamed video of her confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in June 2023.

Watch for a vote Wednesday in the Senate Commerce Committee on whether Anna Gomez should fill the vacant seat on the Federal Communications Commission.

It has now been 900 days, or almost 2 and a half years, that the Democratic seat has been open.

The nomination of Gomez to the open seat has not generated the controversy that met the nomination of Gigi Sohn, who eventually withdrew.

Gomez appeared on Capitol Hill in late June, and Commerce Chair Maria Cantwell described her as “one of the most qualified nominees for the FCC commissioner” that has ever come before the committee, citing her 25-plus years in the public service sector and her leadership in preparing for the 2023 World Radiocommunications Conference.

If approved by the Senate, Gomez would bring the commission back to its full five-member strength for the first time in roughly 900 days and give Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel a Democratic majority for the first time.

Cantwell also scheduled votes for Wednesday on the renominations of Republican Brendan Carr and Democrat Geoffrey Starks to the FCC.

Gomez would be the first Latina on the FCC since Gloria Tristani, who left in 2001.