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Reps. Ask Biden To Make Rosenworcel Permanent FCC Chair


Jessica Rosenworcel
Jessica Rosenworcel

A coalition of more than 30 women in Congress are urging the Biden administration to elevate acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel to permanent head of the agency, reports The Hill. The group says by doing so, it would install an experienced leader as well as be a historic choice. If President Biden were to agree, she would be the first woman to serve as permanent chair of the FCC and give the Biden administration an opportunity to add another Democratic commissioner.

"[Rosenworcel] has spent years raising the important voices and unique needs of women that have been ignored for far too long in technology and telecommunications policy," the 33 female lawmakers led by Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Jackie Speier (D-CA) wrote. "In her eight years as a Commissioner of the FCC, Jessica Rosenworcel has elevated the voices and needs of women."

President Biden appointed Rosenworcel, a Democrat, to lead the agency in an acting capacity in January and she headed her first open FCC meeting last week.

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