Vitter Highlights Gina McCarthy’s Unresponsive ‘Responses’ Ahead of Confirmation Hearing
May 6, 2013
U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, today released Gina McCarthy's responses to questions he submitted for the record following her April 8 hearing. McCarthy who is nominated to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) faces the Committee vote, the next step in her confirmation process, on Thursday.
"With days left before her confirmation hearing, McCarthy has not shown any greater commitment to a higher standard of transparency, one that the Agency desperately needs - if we are to judge from her responses to the Committee Republicans' requests," said Vitter. "So far, we have generously allowed her the time to respond to our questions and five specific transparency requests. However, the unresponsive answers received are unacceptable, and I do hope the nominee provides more detailed and adequate information before this Thursday."