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Biden Pick for DOJ Environment Division Wins Senate Approval (1)

July 26, 2021, 10:47 PM; Updated: July 27, 2021, 5:55 PM

Longtime government lawyer Todd Kim is poised to take the helm of the Justice Department’s environment division after the Senate approved his nomination on Tuesday.

Lawmakers voted 58-41 on Kim’s nomination as assistant attorney general in charge of DOJ’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, where he would oversee the defense of federal environmental policies, the enforcement of anti-pollution laws, and a broader portfolio of eminent domain and tribal law issues. He will be the first Korean American to lead ENRD.

Eight Republican senators—Roy Blunt of Missouri, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Susan Collins of Maine, John Cornyn of Texas, ...

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