On October 26, 2021, President Biden nominated Jessica Rosenworcel to a full term as FCC Commissioner and designated her as the FCC Chair. She is the first woman to serve as permanent FCC Chair. Biden also, nominated Gigi Sohn, to serve as FCC Commissioner.
Prior to today’s announcement, several Senators as well as Universal Service Fund (USF) stakeholders urged President Biden to designate Rosenworcel as FCC Chair and nominate a fifth commissioner to ensure a fully functional Federal Communications Commission.
Rosenworcel issued a statement saying, “I am deeply humbled to be designated as Chair of the Federal Communications Commission by President Biden. It is an honor to work with my colleagues on the Commission and the agency’s talented staff to ensure that no matter who you are or where you live, everyone has the connections they need to live, work, and learn in the digital age.”
The President’s nomination announcement can be viewed here.