Durbin Meets With FCC Commissioner Nominee Anna Gomez

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today met with Anna Gomez, the Biden Administration’s nominee to serve as a Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  During their meeting, Durbin and Gomez discussed the importance of helping all communities gain access to broadband services, which millions of Americans rely on to communicate with emergency responders, complete homework, and stay connected to loved ones.  Durbin also emphasized the importance of maintaining an accurate National Broadband Map to support the deployment of broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas.

“Joining FCC as a Commissioner is a considerable responsibility as communities throughout Illinois rely on the FCC to provide them with the necessary resources to connect to the internet.  With her outstanding credentials, Anna Gomez is well-equipped to join the FCC as a Commissioner,” said Durbin.  “In our meeting today, I urged her, if confirmed, to work alongside my office to close the digital divide.”

Gomez currently serves as the Senior Advisor for International Information and Communications Policy at the Department of State.  During the Obama Administration, she served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information at NTIA and various roles at FCC.  She has also held positions as Deputy Chief of Staff for the National Economic Council at the White House and as Counsel for the Senate Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Communications.

A photo of their meeting is available here.