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Trump to nominate Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel, a net neutrality supporter, to return to FCC

Trump to nominate Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel, a net neutrality supporter, to return to FCC

President Trump intends to nominate Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel to return to the Federal Communications Commission after her term lapsed at the end of last year because of political maneuvering.

The White House announced the coming nomination of Rosenworcel, a supporter of tough net neutrality rules for online traffic, late Monday night. But her nomination is not expected to impede efforts by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a Republican, to roll back the net neutrality rules later this year.

If confirmed by the Senate, Rosenworcel would become only the second FCC commissioner to serve nonconsecutive terms.

Her first five-year term expired in May 2016, but she was allowed to stay...

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