UPDATE: Biden’s FCC Nominee Drops Bid

Gigi Sohn, nominee to serve on the Federal Communications Commission, testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on February 9, 2022, during her nomination hearing in Washington, DC. (Photo by Pete Marovich / POOL / AFP) (Photo by PETE MAROVICH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
  • President Biden’s nominee to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) withdrew her name Tuesday after two years of partisan gridlock delayed her confirmation, the White House confirmed.
  • “We appreciate Gigi Sohn’s candidacy for this important role. She would have brought tremendous talent, intellect and experience, which is why the president nominated her in the first place,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said during a briefing.
  • “We also appreciate her dedication to public service, her talent and her years of work as one of the nation’s leading public advocates on behalf of American consumers and competition,” she added.