Earlier this month, President Biden renominated Alvaro Bedoya to serve on the Federal Trade Commission. The nomination expired at the end of 2021 with the end of the first session of the 117th Congress. In December, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a vote on his confirmation that resulted in a 14-14 tie. It is possible the Committee will meet the week of January 24 to reconsider the nomination. Another Committee vote is needed before the full Senate could consider the nominee. With another tied vote in Committee expected, the full Senate would need to vote three times to ultimately confirm Bedoya – a vote to discharge the nominee from committee; a cloture vote gaining 60 votes in favor of overcoming a filibuster; and finally an up or down vote on the actual confirmation.