She is the first female FCC lead in the history of the Commission.
What you need to know
- Jessica Rosenworcel has been confirmed as the new FCC lead.
- Rosenworcel has sat as acting chair since Ajit Pai’s departure in 2020.
- Gigi Sohn was nominated to fill the remaining FCC seat, but a vote has yet to occur.The Federal Communications Commission celebrates a historic first as the U.S. Senate voted 68-31 to confirm Jessica Rosenworcel as the new chair. This makes Rosenworcel the first female to ever lead the Commission.She was first appointed acting FCC chair following Ajit Pai’s exit. She is known for her stance advocating for net neutrality and has already led the Commission in adopting new programs to help more Americans gain affordable access to broadband internet.”People across the country count on the FCC to support the connections they need for work, learning, healthcare, and access to the information we require to make decisions about our lives, our communities, and our country,” Rosenworcel said in a statement. “I look forward to working with the Administration, my colleagues on the Commission and FCC staff, members of Congress, and the public to make the promise of modern communications a reality for everyone, everywhere.”
Republican FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr extended his congratulations, saying that he has enjoyed working with Rosenworcel over the last 12 months and looks forwards to continuing their work together.
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