Senate advances EPA science nominee

Senate advances EPA science nominee

  • May 25, 2022

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky was among the Republicans who spoke against Chris Frey’s nomination.

Kevin Bogardus, E&E News

Chris Frey, President Joe Biden’s pick to lead EPA’s research office, drew closer to being confirmed today.

The Senate this afternoon voted 51-43 to invoke cloture, or wind down debate, on Frey’s nomination. A final roll call on Frey could happen as soon as this evening. He would be Biden’s eighth Senate-confirmed nominee at EPA.

Frey has attracted scrutiny from Republicans over ties to a Hong Kong university. He promised to resign from the school if confirmed.

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