CHC Members Statement in Support of Nomination of Anna Gomez to FCC Commissioner

May 25, 2023
Press Release


CHC Communications: Brian Garcia | 

Rep. Gabe Vasquez: Valeria Ojeda-Avitia | 

Rep. Joaquin Castro: Geneva Kropper


WASHINGTON, D.C.- Representative Nanette Barragán (CA-44), Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), Representative Gabe Vasquez (NM-02) Vice-Chair of Diversity and Inclusion for the Caucus and Representative Joaquin Castro (TX-20) who has championed the inclusion of Latinos across industries released the following statement in support of Anna Gomez’s nomination by President Biden to serve as Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Gomez, the Former National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Deputy Administrator and current senior adviser on communications polices at the State Department, will be the first Latina or Latino to serve as FCC Commissioner in over two decades.

“Congratulations to Anna Gomez on her nomination to serve as FCC Commissioner. Gomez is a highly qualified candidate with extensive experience in communications policy, including her service as NTIA Deputy Administrator, her work in telecommunications law, and her previous service as Deputy Chief in both the FCC’s International and Common Carrier Bureaus.

“The FCC regulates communications that touch virtually every person in this country in some form, which is why Latino representation in decision-making is essential. The digital divide and digital gap persist in our communities and our perspective needs to be included. We applaud President Biden for heeding the request of the CHC earlier this year and nominating a highly-qualified Latina to serve in this important role.

“A swift confirmation for Anna Gomez will allow the FCC to address the important issues that face the American people. We look forward to supporting Gomez and urge the Senate to swiftly approve her nomination.”