President Joe Biden appointed a new chair to head the Federal Communications Commission. Jessica Rosenworcel, the FCC’s top Democrat, to serve as interim president, replacing Ajit Pai. Rosenworcel is known as an advocate for net neutrality policies and as an advocate for reducing ‘homework shortage’, a reference to students who is missing High speed internet at home.
Today @POTUS appointed me interim president of the @FCC. I am honored and delighted to lead this great agency. More than ever, we need to expand the scope of communication possibilities for all of us. We have a lot of work to do and I can’t wait to get started.
– Jessica Rosenworcel (@JRosenworcel) January 21, 2021
As interim president, Rosenworcel will lead the FCC until the Senate confirms a permanent replacement. With Pai’s departure, there is currently a spot open at the FCC for Biden to fill.