National Consumers League statement on Gigi Sohn’s FCC nomination withdrawal

March 7, 2023

Media contact: National Consumers League – Katie Brown,, 202-823-8442

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Gigi Sohn announced that she has asked President Biden to withdraw her nomination to the Federal Communications Commission.

The following statement is attributable to Sally Greenberg, NCL Chief Executive Officer:  

“We are disappointed that Gigi Sohn’s nomination to the Federal Communications Commission was derailed by entrenched industry players and their allies in Congress. Gigi is a true friend to consumers and a well respected colleague and communications lawyer with strong credentials to serve on the FCC.  She has spent her career speaking up for the most disenfranchised consumers and her confirmation would have broken the current 2-2 deadlock, which makes it hard for FCC to do its important work. There is so much work to be done on tackling the problem of the digital divide, working on behalf of rural communities who still lack access to broadband, and ensuring that every child has affordable and accessible broadband in their homes, libraries and schools. Gigi’s voice and expertise would have been so valuable on the Commission. It’s truly a loss to the country that she felt she had no choice but to withdraw her nomination. ”


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