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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX004 (2023)

ARLX004 Gomez Nominated for Vacant FCC Seat, Two Commissioners 

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Special Bulletin 4  ARLX004
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  May 26, 2023
To all radio amateurs 

ARLX004 Gomez Nominated for Vacant FCC Seat, Two Commissioners 

President Joe Biden announced three nominees for the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) on May 22, 2023. The President will
nominate Anna M. Gomez for a vacant FCC seat. Two sitting
Commissioners, Geoffrey Starks and Brendan Carr, will be nominated
for new terms at the same time.

Gomez is an attorney with decades of experience in domestic and
international communications law and policy. Gomez currently serves
as a Senior Advisor for International Information and Communications
Policy in the State Department's Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital
Policy, where she has been leading US preparations for the monthlong
WRC-23 conference that will commence on November 20 in Dubai. ARRL
The National Association for Amateur Radio has represented the
interests of US radio amateurs in preparation for the conference,
and ARRL Technical Relations Specialist Jon Siverling, WB3ERA, has
been appointed to the US delegation to WRC-23. ARRL also actively
supports the work of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU),
which, as a member of the ITU Radiocommunication Sector,
participates in conference preparatory work and whose
representatives will also attend WRC-23 by invitation as observers
in an advisory capacity.

Earlier in her career, Gomez served for 12 years in various
positions at the FCC, including Deputy Chief of the International
Bureau and Senior Legal Advisor to then-Chairman William E. Kennard.
From 2009 to 2013, she served as the National Telecommunications and
Information Administration Deputy Administrator. Gomez also briefly
served as Counsel on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and
Transportation Subcommittee on Communications, as well as Deputy
Chief of Staff of the National Economic Council during the Clinton
Administration. Prior to joining the State Department in 2023, Gomez
was a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm Wiley LLP. Gomez also
was Vice President for Federal and State Government Affairs at
Sprint Nextel and an Associate at the Arnold (AND) Porter law firm.

Senate hearings on all three nominees are expected to be held in


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