Tag: confirmation

Small businesses crank up pressure on EPA confirmation vote (video)

Supporters of Gina McCarthy’s nomination to head the Environmental Protection Agency are cranking up the heat on key senators to confirm her after they return to Capitol Hill from a week-long July 4 recess.  More »

Climate speech puts EPA nomination in further peril

By rolling out a big plan for combating climate change, President Obama may have just delivered a fatal blow to his nomination of Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency.  More »

Committee endorses Moniz to be energy secretary

A Senate committee endorsed President Barack Obama’s nomination of Ernest Moniz to be energy secretary on Thursday, queuing up a possible confirmation vote next week.  More »

New interior secretary takes office

Sally Jewell was sworn in as interior secretary on Friday, making her the 51st person — and only the second woman — to hold the job.  More »

Senate confirms Sally Jewell as interior secretary

The Senate confirmed Sally Jewell as Interior secretary on Wednesday, putting the onetime petroleum engineer and business executive in charge of a sprawling government agency that is responsible for overseeing energy development, recreation and other activities on hundreds of millions of acres of public lands.  More »

Next EPA administrator pick faces tough confirmation battle

Lisa Jackson’s decision to step down as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency sets off a Washington guessing game over who President Barack Obama will pick to replace her. Here’s a look at potential replacements.  More »