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Biden Expected to Pick Rosenworcel for FCC Chair, Sohn for Other Democratic Seat

President Joe Biden is expected to renominate FCC acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel with an intent to designate her as permanent agency head and name public interest lawyer and ex-commission official Gigi Sohn to the agency's vacant seat, according to a senior Democratic congressional official, an industry official and lobbyists.

The White House, FCC and Sohn didn’t comment Monday night.

The Biden administration was expected to announce the nominees as soon as Tuesday, officials and lobbyists said. Democratic lawmakers and others have been increasingly concerned in recent weeks that further White House delay in naming new FCC nominees would result in the commission shifting to a 2-1 Republican majority in January, when Rosenworcel would otherwise have to leave absent reconfirmation.