August 7, 2017: Jessica Rosenworcel was confirmed as a Commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by the U.S. Senate on Thursday, August 3, 2017. Rosenworcel, of Connecticut, was confirmed for a five-year term that officially starts on July 1, 2015. Rosenworcel was first nominated as an FCC Commissioner by former President Obama in October, 2011, and she was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 7, 2012. Before she joined the FCC, she practiced communications law in the private sector. In 1999, she joined the Wireline Competition Bureau of the FCC, and in 2003, she started working for then-FCC Commissioner Michael Copps. Rosenworcel received her law degree from New York University School of Law. The FCC is an independent federal government agency.