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Last week Americans for Tax Reforms sent Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a letter outlining our support and highlighting the urgency of having Nathan Simington confirmed by the Senate before January. 

That is why we are pleased to learn that the Senate has voted to confirm Simington to the FCC. His placement will delay a democrat-led FCC from rolling back progress that has been made over the past 3 years under Chairman Ajit Pai. 

The following statement can be attributed to Grover Norquist, President of ATR: 

“I want to congratulate Mr. Simington on his confirmation to the FCC by the Senate. The work of the FCC leaves a large footprint on the lives of all Americans and all employers. His confirmation will ensure that a radical-left agenda of reversing internet freedom, pushing municipal broadband, and levying burdensome regulations that kill innovation will not get railroaded through the FCC.”

The following statement can be attributed to Katie McAuliffe, Executive Director of Digital Liberty and ATR Director of Federal Policy: 

“Congratulations to Nathan Simington on his confirmation as FCC Commissioner. I am sure he will proceed with care and diligence in this role. 

Allowing the Biden Administration to inherit a Democrat led FCC would have meant rollbacks on all the progress made by the FCC under Chairman Ajit Pai to close the digital divide, promote broadband investment, and remove obsolete regulations. By balancing the Commission between Democrats and Republicans, we ensure that polices that move forward at the FCC in the coming months, will do so on a bipartisan basis.”