President Joe Biden yesterday nominated telecom attorney Anna Gomez to be the fifth FCC commissioner and renominated current commissioners Geoffrey Starks and Brendan Carr to serve additional five-year terms on the FCC.
“I thank President Biden for this honor,” Gomez tweeted yesterday. “I am humbled and grateful. If confirmed, I look forward to working with Chairwoman [Jessica] Rosenworcel and my fellow commissioners to bring the benefits of modern communications to all.”
If the nominations of Gomez, Starks and Carr are confirmed by the U.S. Senate, the FCC would have five commissioners—three Democrats and two Republicans—for the first time during the Biden administration. The FCC has been deadlocked 2-2 along party lines as Gigi Sohn, Biden’s previous FCC nominee, failed to secure Senate confirmation during two different sessions of Congress.