Washington (January 27, 2023) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, today released the following statement urging Congress to advance the nomination of Gigi Sohn to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the 118th Congress:

“It is outrageous that the FCC has gone without a full slate of commissioners while the nomination of the supremely qualified and prepared nominee, Gigi Sohn, languishes amidst lies and homophobia. The work of the Commission—from net neutrality to closing the digital divide—is too important for this nomination to be delayed any further. Gigi Sohn is President Biden’s nominee, and Congress should confirm her as soon as possible. As a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and a longtime advocate for advancing telecommunications equity and access, I will continue to fight back against baseless attacks and push for swift confirmation.”