Thursday, June 15, 2017

President Trump Nominates Jessica Rosenworcel as FCC Commissioner

Earlier this week, President Trump nominated former FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to return to the Commission to fill an open Democratic seat. Having served as a Commissioner from 2012 to January 2017, it is likely she will be confirmed.

With a current 2-1 Republican majority at the Commission, it is important that there be a full cohort of Commissioners to satisfy the 3-2 majority. Ms. Rosenworcel's nomination is a step in that direction, but President Trump should soon nominate a Republican Commissioner to fill the last open seat, assuming Ms. Rosenworcel is confirmed.