Environment & Energy Report

Democrats Actually Like Trump Pick for EPA Office Ahead of Senate Hearing

Nov. 29, 2018, 12:15 PM

Alexandra Dapolito Dunn is the rare Trump administration nominee that Democrats not only support, but embrace.

Her first public appearance as a nominee to head the EPA’s chemical safety office comes Nov. 29 at her Senate Environment and Public Works Committee confirmation hearing. The bipartisan praise increases the likelihood that Dunn will be confirmed quickly.

“I’m quite pleased with her nomination,” Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), a member of the environment committee, told Bloomberg Environment Nov. 27. “She could make a real difference, and I applaud that.”

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), the committee’s ranking Democrat, called...

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