CLARKE STATEMENT ON SENATE CONFIRMATION OF JESSICA ROSENWORCEL AS FCC CHAIRWOMAN
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 7, 2021
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) issued the following statement congratulating Jessica Rosenworcel on her Senate confirmation as Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission, (FCC):
“The newly confirmed FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel is the right person, at the right time, for the right leadership role as we embark upon a more inclusive era that considers the needs of all people in the digital landscape, and not just stakeholders. As a senior Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee I have had the distinct honor of working with Chairwoman Rosenworcel. Through our mutual advocacy and interest in consumer protection, especially as we go full speed ahead into the technological age, she will undoubtedly work to improve the agency,” said Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke.
“Chairwoman Rosenworcel knows what’s at stake when it comes to net neutrality and critical protections for broadband access and users, and its importance to small businesses, rural and tribal communities, students and marginalized people still struggling to keep up with a technological world. Chairwoman Rosenworcel understands the importance of not leaving anyone behind as we forge ahead and live our lives in a digital landscape. I have full faith in the Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission. Congratulations Chairwoman Rosenworcel, I look forward to our continued collaboration on broadband deployment, increasing equitable access to the internet, closing the digital divide, and working to improve this essential utility that impacts everyone in the world,” said Clarke.”
Yvette D. Clarke has been in Congress since 2007. She represents New York’s Ninth Congressional District, which includes Central and South Brooklyn. Clarke is Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Taskforce on Immigration, a Senior Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and the Chair of the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Innovation Subcommittee of the House Committee on Homeland Security.