Jessica Rosenworcel confirmed by Senate to lead the FCC

Jessica Rosenworcel confirmed by Senate to lead the FCC


On Tuesday, the Senate voted 68 to 31 to confirm Jessica Rosenworcel’s re-appointment to the Federal Communications Commission, putting her in place to be the first permanent chair of the agency under President Biden. Rosenworcel will also be the first female chair in the 86-year history of the FCC.

The vote officially confirmed Rosenworcel’s reappointment as FCC commissioner, but with Senate approval in place, it makes her formal ascension to chair all but certain. In a speech announcing the floor vote, Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called Rosenworcel “a remarkable, highly experienced and historic nominee.”

“It’s the honor of my lifetime to lead the @FCC and serve as the first permanent female Chair,” said Rosenworcel in a…

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