Joe Manchin To Vote Against Biden FCC Pick Gigi Sohn

  • Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said Tuesday he will vote against confirming Gigi Sohn as a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, potentially imperiling her nomination by President Biden.
  • Democrats since January 2021 have been unable to command a majority of the five-member telecom regulator, stalling the party’s efforts to reinstate landmark net neutrality rules revoked under Republican President Donald Trump.
  • The open internet laws seek to bar internet service providers from blocking or slowing traffic or offering paid fast lanes.
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