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President Biden names CT native Jessica Rosenworcel as FCC Acting Chairwoman

The Hartford native graduated from Wesleyan University and before earning her law degree
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Jessica Rosenworcel answers a question during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation committee hearing to examine the Federal Communications Commission on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

DC, USA — West Hartford native and Wesleyan graduate Jessica Rosenworcel has been named by President Joe Biden as FCC Acting Chairwoman. 

According to the Hartford Courant, Rosenworcel is now the front-runner to replace current Chairman Ajit Pai. She went to Hall High in West Hartford before graduating from Wesleyan. She then earned her law degree from New York University. 

Rosenworcel is a proponent of Net Naturality and a leader in spectrum policy. She mentioned during her remarks to the FCC Monday, Congress directed the FCC to establish an "Emergency Broadband Benefit" to expand internet connections and help those struggling during the pandemic. Rosenworcel added this is just one of many tasks the FCC will be carrying out and is excited to get started. 

President Biden has tapped into Connecticut a few times to fill important roles for his administration. Dr. Miguel Cardona was nominated for U.S. Education Secretary, Jen Psaki serves as his press secretary, and Brenda Mallory was nominated for head of Council of Environmental Quality are all Connecticut natives. 

Before this role, Rosenworcel served as Senior Communications Counsel for the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. 

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