Obama renominates FCC commissioner

President Obama announced on Wednesday night that he plans to renominate Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel 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.