Senate Commerce Committee advances Biden’s FTC nominee Lina Khan

he Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday advanced President Biden’s nominee to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Lina Khan.

Four Republicans voted against pushing forward her nomination, signaling overall bipartisan support for revamping antitrust laws and enforcement.

Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) voted against advancing Khan.

Other Republicans have joined Democrats in touting Khan’s work critiquing big tech companies.

“I believe she is focused on addressing one of the most pressing issues of the day: reigning in the big social media platforms,” said ranking member Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.).