“From fighting to protect an open internet, to ensuring broadband access for students caught in the Homework Gap through the FCC’s Emergency Connectivity Fund, to making sure that households struggling to afford internet service stay connected through the Emergency Broadband Benefit program, she has been a champion for connectivity for all,” die verklaring bygevoeg.
Senate Commerce Committee Chairwoman Sen. Maria Cantwell, a Washington Democrat, said Tuesday’s nominee announcement comes “at just the right time, with more work to do to improve our broadband deployment, spectrum management, and consumer protections.”
Minnesota Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who serves as chairwoman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights, said in a statement that she supports both Rosenworcel’s and Sohn’s nominations.
“As Congress works to move forward a historic investment in broadband infrastructure, strong leadership at the FCC is essential to deliver on the connectivity goals our 21-century economy demands,” Klobuchar said. “With more than two decades of experience at the FCC and the Senate Commerce Committee, I am confident that both Rosenworcel and Sohn have the expertise needed to close the digital divide and strengthen our nation for generations to come.”