Rosenworcel with now-FCC Chairman Ajit Pai (Federal Communications Commission photo via Flickr)

The White House said late on Tuesday night that President Trump plans to nominate former Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to return to the FCC. She'll need to be confirmed by the Senate.

Why it matters: Rosenworcel would fill one of the two spots on the five-member commission that can't go to a Republican under the law. A fight over the failed re-nomination of Rosenworcel last Congress has also impeded telecom policy making in the Senate. Republican Brendan Carr is expected to be nominated for the open Republican slot, according to multiple sources, and they'll likely be confirmed as a pair. The make-up of the 5-seat Commission has big implications for major impending policy decisions — most notably effort to roll back net neutrality rules.

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Biden and Trump point fingers over "buy American" proposals

Joe Biden at a campaign event in Wilmington, DE. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

President Trump and Joe Biden are going back and forth over the former vice president's "buy American" economic proposal, which Trump claims Biden "plagiarized" from him.

Why it matters: Biden is directly challenging Trump and his "America First" agenda with the release of his latest plan, focused on economic recovery and re-investing in American manufacturing in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.