- Senate Democrats have suggested to President Obama through a letter of majority that he appoint Federal Communications commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to as the new FCC chair.
- The letter, signed by 37 democrats, is led by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) who has been a mentor and champion for Rosenworcel; Rosenworcel served as Rockefeller's senior communications counsel for the commerce committee.
- Although the letter just leaked this week, it is dated March 22, the same day former FCC chair Julius Genachowski announced his resignation.
From the article:
"'By choosing a sitting commissioner that has established bipartisan Senate support, you can quickly install a proven leader at this important agency,' the Senators wrote. 'That fact is particularly critical with the FCC in the middle of several significant rulemakings and other initiatives. By nominating commissioner Rosenworcel you could avoid possible delays created by other nominees and keep the agency moving forward.'"