WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), delivered the following remarks at a committee business meeting. At the meeting, the committee advanced the nomination of R.D. James, of Missouri, to be assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works.
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Senator Barrasso’s remarks:
“We are here to consider the nomination of R.D. James, of Missouri, to be the assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works.
“After we vote, we will then conclude our business meeting and turn to our hearing focused on oversight of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
“As the committee heard last week, R.D. James is well-qualified to serve as assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works.
“He will bring a wealth of experience and expertise to this critically important role in addressing our nation’s infrastructure needs.
“I applaud the president’s nomination of such an accomplished American and dedicated public servant.
“I urge all of my colleagues to vote yes on Mr. James’ nomination.”