Obama renominates FCC commissioner

President Obama announced on Wednesday night that he plans to renominate Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Jessica RosenworcelJessica RosenworcelThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Schumer remains confident in Christmas deadline for Biden agenda The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Uber - Omicron tests vaccines; Bob Dole dies at 98 This week: Congress poised to go into December overtime MORE to her post.

Her current term expires this summer.


She is one of three Democrats on the FCC, including Chairman Tom Wheeler. Rosenworcel voted for the commission’s controversial net neutrality rules earlier this year.

Her name was floated in 2013 as a possible replacement for outgoing FCC Chair Julius Genochowski, but that job ended up going to Wheeler instead.

Rosenworcel was nominated to her position in 2011. Before that, she was a top aide to the Senate Commerce Committee. She also advised former FCC commissioner Michael Copps earlier in her career.