Washington (March 3, 2022) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, applauded advancement of two key Biden administration nominees, Gigi Sohn for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Alvaro Bedoya for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).


“At a critical moment in our nation’s history, Gigi Sohn and Alvaro Bedoya will bring sterling credentials, deep expertise, and an unrelenting commitment to consumer protection to their posts. The challenges facing consumers today are significant, and President Biden has chosen nominees that are up to the task. The American public deserves our best and brightest at the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission to accomplish pressing priorities, such as keeping the internet free and open, closing the digital divide, protecting online privacy, stopping scams, and promoting competition. I am proud to vote for Ms. Sohn and Mr. Bedoya, two eminently qualified nominees, and I look forward to their swift confirmation by the United States Senate.”