President Biden announces FCC and NTIA nominations

President Biden just announced his picks for the vacant FCC Commissioner seats and the position of Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

  • Jessica Rosenworcel, Nominee for Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission
  • Gigi Sohn, Nominee for Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission
  • Alan Davidson, Nominee for Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Department of Commerce
  • Kathi Vidal, Nominee for Under Secretary for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office at the Department of Commerce
  • Laurel Blatchford, Nominee for Controller of the Office of Federal Financial Management at the Office of Management and Budget

President Biden has also designated Rosenworcel as Chair of the Federal Communications Commission. She is the first woman in history to serve in this capacity.

You can find bios for each on the FCC site. Let’s hope confirmation is quick and the big Federal Infrastructure bill passes soon to make a difference to folks in Minnesota who need the help.

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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