Washington, DC–Today, the United States Senate confirmed Anna Gomez to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) adopted policy in June calling for the FCC to promptly fill the fifth FCC Commissioner seat, which has been vacant for more than two years. In support of her confirmation, below is a statement by USCM President Reno (NV) Mayor Hillary Schieve:

“Thanks to historic pieces of legislation passed by the Biden Administration over the past two years, America’s cities are experiencing an unprecedented moment for broadband investment — presenting a once-in-a-generation opportunity to bridge the digital divide. Access to broadband means access to opportunity, and cities are essential partners to the Federal Communications Commission in deploying accessible — and affordable — broadband in our communities.

“America’s mayors congratulate Commissioner Anna Gomez on her appointment to the Federal Communications Commission, representing the first time the FCC has been fully formed since 2021. We look forward to working with her and the full FCC in our ongoing work to expand broadband access nationwide.”