Washington, D.C. – Jordan Crenshaw, Vice President of Policy for the U.S. Chamber's Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC), issued the following statement today regarding the nomination of Gigi Sohn as Commissioner to the Federal Communications Commission:
"Last Congress, members of the Senate did not move forward with Gigi Sohn's nomination to serve as FCC Commissioner due to concerns about her longstanding advocacy of policies harmful to consumers and America's thriving communications sector. Her extreme views, such as regulating broadband like a public utility, establishing government-owned networks, and undermining intellectual property protections, have not changed and therefore the Senate should again reject her nomination.
"Americans deserve an FCC that will ensure that consumers and the economy benefit from cutting-edge communication tools necessary for their success. The Chamber believes that the FCC and the public interest would be better served by a different nominee."