WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) advanced several of President Biden’s nominees for leadership positions at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as Jennifer Clyburn Reed, the President’s nominee to serve as Federal Co-Chair of the Southeast Crescent Regional Commission.
The EPW Committee voted to advance the nominations of Jennifer Clyburn Reed and Amanda Howe to be EPA Assistant Administrator for Mission Support with unanimous support, David Uhlmann to be EPA Assistant Administrator for Enforcement and Compliance Assurance by a vote of 10-9, and Christopher Frey to be EPA Assistant Administrator for Research and Development by a vote of 11-9. These nominations will head to the full Senate for consideration. The Committee also voted 10-10 on the nomination of Carlton Waterhouse to be EPA Assistant Administrator of Land and Emergency Management and has begun the process to discharge his nomination for Senate consideration.
EPW Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.) spoke in support of their nominations leading up to the committee votes:
“The nominees we will vote on in a couple of minutes are all, I believe, outstanding nominees. Each is fully qualified to lead critically important offices within the Environmental Protection Agency and the Southeast Crescent Regional Commission. I am very impressed with the competence and passion that each of these nominees brings with them.”
In addition to advancing all five nominations, the Committee voted unanimously to advance the following legislation:
- H.R. 4660 — to designate the Federal building and U.S. courthouse located at 1125 Chapline Street in Wheeling, West Virginia, as the “Frederick P. Stamp, Jr. Federal Building and United States Courthouse.”
- H.R. 390 — to redesignate the Federal building located at 167 North Main Street in Memphis, Tennessee as the “Odell Horton Federal Building”
- S. 2938 — to designate the Federal building located at 111 North Adams Street in Tallahassee, Florida, as the “Joseph Woodrow Hatchett United States Courthouse and Federal Building”
- Four GSA Resolutions