Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Co-Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus and U.S. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18), senior member of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, led a letter today to White House Chief of Staff Ronald Klain in support of Jessica Rosenworcel to be named the permanent Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The letter is signed by over 30 Democratic women. Rosenworcel would be the first woman to permanently chair the FCC in its nearly 90-year history.

“[Rosenworcel] has spent years raising the important voices and unique needs of women that have been ignored for far too long in technology and telecommunications policy,” wrote the members. “Women make up half of our country’s population. We’re entrepreneurs, policymakers, mothers, consumers, patients, and professionals, and our needs have been ignored across every sector of society. In her eight years as a Commissioner of the FCC, Jessica Rosenworcel has elevated the voices and needs of women.”

Since President Biden appointed Rosenworcel to the role of Acting Chairwoman, she has taken steps to reduce the Homework Gap, promote telehealth, and advance many more key priorities.

“Importantly, Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel inspires our daughters by showing them that they can succeed and thrive in technology policy, a role she has played long before being appointed to her current seat,” continued the members. “For years she has hosted a podcast where she interviews women technology leaders, and she has spoken openly about how working mothers can be policy leaders. Her words and actions show our daughters that there is a place for them in technology.”

A copy of the letter is attached to this press release.