White House to Name Rosenworcel as FCC’s First Female Leader

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President Joe Biden is expected to nominate Jessica Rosenworcel, the acting chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission, to the permanent job, putting her on track to become the first woman to lead the agency. If she is confirmed by the Senate, Rosenworcel would lead an agency whose responsibilities include ensuring that millions of Americans have internet access. President Biden is also expected to nominate progressive net neutrality advocate Gigi Sohn, a former FCC official, to the open Democratic seat on the commission. (Sohn is currently the Benton Senior Fellow and Public Advocate.) The moves, which could be announced as soon as Oct 26, would give Democrats a majority on the five-person panel for the first time during Biden’s presidency, ending a 2-2 partisan stalemate that has stymied much of the progressive agenda for the FCC.

White House to Name Rosenworcel as F.C.C.’s First Female Leader Biden expected to name 2 FCC picks in race to avert Republican majority (Politico)