EPA nominee blocked by republican senators

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May 15, 2013 Jim Lawler (0)

As a follow-up, according to Resource Recycling Magazine May 2013 Eight Republican U.S. senators from that body’s Environment Committee have refused to vote on whether Gina McCarthy can fill the vacated directorship of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Saying that they had not received enough responses to reportedly more than 1,000 written questions, all of the Republican senators on the Environment Committee boycotted a vote that would have allowed her nomination to move on to the floor of the Senate. Even if the vote had been allowed to occur, McCarthy — who has been described as a “friend to recycling” — faced a filibuster from Senate Republicans. Even though, according to the Obama administration, McCarthy answered all of the 1,079 questions — a record number — the eight senators were “completely unsatisfied” by many of the answers and refused to let the committee vote on her nomination.

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