Senate Confirms Gina Raimondo As Commerce Secretary

The Senate has voted 84-15 to confirm Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo as President Joe Biden’s new secretary of Commerce. Commerce incorporates the National Telecommunications & Information Administration, which is the White House’s chief policy advisory arm and oversees government spectrum use. Over the past couple of years it as been in a bit of a battle with the FCC over sharing government spectrum or freeing up spectrum too close, at least for NTIA’s comfort, to GPS spectrum.

Biden Commerce Pick: Sec. 230 ‘Needs Reform’

President Biden’s nominee to serve as the secretary of Commerce, Gina Raimondo, said Tuesday a controversial law that provides tech companies a legal liability shield from third-party content posted on their platforms needs to be reformed.