WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), today led the Senate to confirm Christopher Frey as Assistant Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development by a vote of 51-43. Prior to the vote, Carper spoke on the Senate floor in support of Frey’s nomination.

“Chris Frey, as he is known to his friends and colleagues, is an outstanding public servant, a deeply respected scientist, and an excellent choice to fill this leadership role at EPA,” said Senator Carper. “He has the experience, intellect, and integrity to lead this indispensable office. I am eager to see him confirmed…This is about restoring science as the guiding force in EPA’s work.”

Last fall, the EPW Committee held a hearing to consider Frey’s nomination. The Committee later voted to favorably report his nomination to the full Senate by a bipartisan vote of 11-9.