Clean Water Current
Senate Committee to Consider EPA Nominees, Including Water Office Chief
(September 19, 2017) - The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) will hold a hearing on September 20 to consider five Trump Administration nominees under its jurisdiction. The nominees to be considered include David Ross, Director of the Environmental Protection Unit for the Wisconsin Department of Justice, to head the Office of Water. Nominees to lead the Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, and to serve as EPA General Counsel will also appear. The hearing is expected to be contentious, as Democrats will likely reiterate their concerns that the Administration is providing slow, incomplete responses to Congressional Democratic inquiries. The hearing can be viewed on the EPW website.
It is unclear when the nominations will move to the full Senate floor, but Republicans likely have the votes to approve all the nominees. NACWA looks forward to working closely with Mr. Ross and other key Administration officials, pending confirmation by the full Senate.