Friday, January 22, 2021

Rosenworcel Named Acting FCC Chair

President Biden has named FCC Commis- sioner Jessica Rosenworcel as the agency's acting chairwoman. Rosenworcel was first named to the Commission by President Obama, then appointed to another term by President Trump in 2017 after the Senate failed to act on her renomination in 2016. She is a communications lawyer who previously served as Senior Communications Counsel for the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. 

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There has been no indication from the White House as to whether Rosenworcel's appointment is temporary or whether she will be nominated to a full term as chairwoman. The chairmanship became vacant when former chairman Ajit Pai left the Commission on January 20.