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Rosenworcel, CPB Board Nominations Withdrawn

Rosenworcel has been gone after her term expired without a renomination vote in the full Senate

WASHINGTON � President Donald Trump this week withdrew the nominations of Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel to the FCC and two board members for the Corporation of Public Broadcasting, which oversees federal funding of noncommercial radio and TV.

All had been nominations submitted in the waning days of the Obama administration.

Rosenworcel has been gone for a couple of months after her term expired without a renomination vote in the full Senate. Some fans had held out she might return to re-fill her own vacancy given that her nomination was still pending and that Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee had signaled in early January was open to her return.

But that was more likely had Hillary Clinton won and was always considered a long shot even then.

The nominations were withdrawn Feb. 28.

The normally five-member commission FCC is now down two commissioners, a Democratic and a Republican seat, after the change in Admininstration and the exit of both chairman Tom Wheeler and Rosenworcel.

This article originally appeared on the website of B&C.�