WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), today led a bipartisan majority in the Senate to confirm Michael Connor as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works by a vote of 92-5. Prior to the vote, Carper spoke on the Senate floor in support of Connor's nomination.
“The Corps of Engineers Civil Works program is the nation’s primary provider of water resources infrastructure, and with the increasing impacts of climate change, having someone of Mr. Connor’s caliber at the Corps is critical,” said Carper. “Mr. Connor will lead efforts that dramatically impact every corner of this country—from coastal to inland to small, disadvantaged, rural, and tribal communities. It is critically important we get Mr. Connor confirmed now.”
Earlier this year, Connor came before the EPW Committee to field questions from Senators. His nomination was later discharged from the Committee to be considered by the full Senate.