Senate committee narrowly approves EPA nominee

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May 21, 2013 Jim Lawler (0)

As a follow-up, according to Resource Recycling Magazine May 2013 President Obama’s pick for the new director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is one step closer to starting work as Gina McCarthy’s nomination moves to the Senate floor on a party-line vote. The contentious nomination of McCarthy, that was blocked last week by Senate Republicans, was approved by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee by a 10-8 vote, strictly along partisan lines. The nomination now heads to the floor of the Senate, where approval is not assured, with Senate Republicans threatening to filibuster unless given more information about how McCarthy would run the agency.

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