In the highly charged and partisan US Congress, another nominee of President Biden has been deadlocked in committee, necessitating additional votes in the Senate to move the nomination forward. The Founding Director of the Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown University School of Law as well as a Visiting Professor there, Alvaro Bedoya was nominated to serve on the Federal Trade Commission in September 2021. His nomination was considered by the Senate Commerce Committee but stalled after a tie vote last fall. His nomination was resubmitted by the President in January and the committee’s most recent motion to recommend his confirmation was tied at 14-14 as well. Under Senate rules, the nomination can advance to the Senate floor with one additional step. Bedoya has been active in learning about the franchising industry and will soon be meeting with the leadership of the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) to learn more about franchisee issues and concerns.