The Senate Must Confirm Nathan Simington to the Federal Communications Commission

December 1, 2020
Washington, DC

Conservatives urge Congress to swiftly confirm Nathan Simington to a vacancy on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Simington’s nomination is of critical importance to maintaining a balance of views at the FCC. Should Republicans slow-walk confirmation of Mr. Simington, they will run the risk of ceding that seat to a Democrat administration.

Moreover, the FCC has a critical role to play in managing the growing threat from Big Tech corporations over speech, markets, innovation, and election integrity. Future FCC nominees must demonstrate their expertise and awareness of the policy challenges presented by these corporations – something Mr. Simington’s experience at both the Commerce Department and at the National Telecommunications and Information Association (NTIA) has prepared him to do.

If Senate Republicans do not act with haste to confirm Simington, they will be intentionally throwing away an opportunity to ensure the FCC acts with fairness and authority on all issues, including those presented by Big Tech. We urge them to act with urgency to confirm Nathan Simington.


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