President Obama Announces Renomination Of Jessica Rosenworcel As FCC Commissioner
May 21, 2015 at 11:30 AM (PT)
President OBAMA has announced that he will nominate JESSICA ROSENWORCEL to a second term as a Commissioner at the FCC.
ROSENWORCEL, whose present term expires in the SUMMER, moved up to Commissioner in 2012, succeeding her former supervisor MICHAEL J. COPPS, for whom she served as Senior Legal Advisor before a stint as counsel for the Senate Commerce Committee.
ROSENWORCEL said, “I am honored that the President has indicated his intent to nominate me for a new term as Commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission. During my tenure at the agency it has been a tremendous privilege to work with my colleagues, the talented staff of the Commission, and the American people to develop policies that expand access to modern communications and the opportunities of the digital age. I look forward to the UNITED STATES Senate considering my nomination and the continuing opportunity to serve.”
Chairman TOM WHEELER said, “Throughout her entire tenure in public service, Commissioner ROSENWORCEL has been a tireless advocate for increasing access to crucial telecommunications services and leveraging technology to improve people’s lives. It has been a privilege to serve alongside her, and I know the Commission will continue to benefit from her deep knowledge of the important issues before us and her thoughtful approach to the complex challenges we face.”
Commissioner AJIT PAI said, "I congratulate my colleague Commissioner JESSICA ROSENWORCEL on the President’s announcement that she will be nominated to a second term at the FCC. Commissioner ROSENWORCEL and I joined the Commission on the same day, and she has been a dedicated advocate ever since on issues ranging from public safety to the importance of freeing up more unlicensed spectrum. I look forward to continuing to work with Commissioner ROSENWORCEL in the time to come."
Commissioner MIKE O'RIELLY said, "It is with warmest congratulations that I greet the news of my colleague’s renomination. Commissioner ROSENWORCEL and I have worked together on a number of initiatives, and her insights are always much appreciated. I wish her all the best in the confirmation process."
Commissioner MIGNON CLYBURN issued a statement reading, "I congratulate my friend and colleague Commissioner JESSICA ROSENWORCEL on her renomination to a second term on the FCC. She has been a forceful advocate on E-rate, public safety, and spectrum policy and I look forward to continuing our work on behalf of the public interest and the American people."
And NAB President/CEO GORDON SMITH said, "NAB congratulates Commissioner ROSENWORCEL on her renomination to the FCC. She has proven to be a dedicated public servant and a leader in public safety, technology and consumer protection. We appreciate her fair treatment and open door policy toward broadcast-related issues and strongly support her swift confirmation."