INCOMPAS Statements on Biden FCC Nominations of Jessica Rosenworcel and Gigi Sohn
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 26, 2021) – President Biden has announced that he will make Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel, the Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission and nominate consumer advocate Gigi Sohn as the next commissioner to the FCC.
In response, Chip Pickering released the following statements:
On Jessica Rosenworcel:
“American families want and need faster internet faster. President Biden has made internet access and competition a national priority. By selecting Jessica Rosenworcel as Chairwoman of the FCC, America will be getting a proven leader who takes on big challenges with substance, vision and grace.
“A hero to parents, children and open internet advocates, Jessica has proven to be an inclusive and thoughtful leader who leans on new ideas to move our networks into a better future. Her insistence that the E-Rate program be open to competition, transformed schools and communities around the nation. We look forward to continuing to work with Chairwoman Rosenworcel to promote, protect and expand competition policy at the FCC.”
On Gigi Sohn:
“Gigi Sohn is a consumer champion who never backs down from a fight. Honest, smart and substantive, Gigi has long advocated for the rights of all families, consumers and small businesses who need competition, better services and affordable prices.
“Gigi is a unique leader who is bold and progressive in her vision and is pragmatic and inclusive in achieving good public policy goals. Now more than ever, our nation needs bold leaders with big hearts and that is what the FCC is getting with Gigi Sohn.”