GOP Sen. Roger Wicker Has Not Scheduled Confirmation Hearing for Trump FCC Nominee Crucial to Taking on Big Tech

GOP Sen. Roger Wicker Has Not Scheduled Confirmation Hearing for Trump FCC Nominee Crucial to Taking on Big Tech


Republicans on the Senate Commerce Committee, led by Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS), have still not moved forward on the nomination hearing of Nathan Simington, President Trump’s proposed new member of the Federal Communications Committee (FCC).

As one of the three Republicans on the commission including the Chairman, Simington’s vote will be crucial in determining whether the FCC moves forward on tackling the issues of tech censorship and Section 230 reform.

President Trump has urged Sen. Wicker to move forward on a hearing, but the Commerce Committee, despite being controlled by Republicans, has still not announced a hearing.

“Republicans need to get smart and confirm Nate Simington to the FCC ASAP!” said the President earlier this week. “@SenatorWicker thank you!”

Republicans need to get smart and confirm Nate Simington to the FCC ASAP! @SenatorWicker Thank you!

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