Committee Approves Nomination of Gina McCarthy To Head EPA

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\"ginaThe Senate Environment & Public Works Committee on Thursday approved the nomination of Gina McCarthy, former commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

This was the second vote the committee scheduled on McCarthy\’s nomination after Republicans last week boycotted a meeting – drawing sharp criticism from Democrats who cried obstructionism.

The committee vote was split 10-8, down party lines. McCarthy\’s nomination will now go to the full Senate for consideration. Four years ago, McCarthy was confirmed by the full Senate to lead the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation. She also previously worked for former Republican Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney.

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