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Biden's FCC pick to face another nomination hearing amid questions over her role in controversial non-profit
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First on Fox: Gigi Sohn, President Biden's pick to lead the Federal Communication Commission, will face another round of questioning after the Senate Commerce Committee pulled a vote for her nomination off the schedule for Wednesday, FOX Business has learned.
Sohn's nomination has received significant pushback from Republican lawmakers over her controversial positions, possible conflicts, and questions over her ability to serve without partisan bias as an outspoken progressive overseeing broadcasting in the U.S.
The Senate panel had planned a vote for Sohn's nomination on Wednesday, but the meeting has now been switched to a confirmation hearing where questioning is likely to focus on the latest details that have emerged about Sohn and her connection to a telecom non-profit, Locast. Sources tell Fox Business the new hearing will take place February 9.
Locast was sued by NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox alleging copyright violations over the non-profit's business model of siphoning and streaming broadcast signals from major media companies and providing the material to people who could not afford cable. The telecom startup did not charge a fee, but asked for a $5 monthly donation from clients.