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Senate Confirms Democratic, GOP Energy Regulator Nominees

Dec. 1, 2020, 12:55 AM

The Senate by voice vote Monday approved President Donald Trump’s picks of Allison Clements and Mark Christie for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

The energy regulator now has a full five-member roster, with three Republicans and two Democrats.

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee advanced Clements and Christie on a voice vote earlier this month. At that time, Republican Sens. John Barrasso (Wyo.), Steve Daines (Mont.), John Hoeven (N.D.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (Miss.), and Mike Lee (Utah) were recorded as opposing Clements, the Democratic nominee. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) went on the record opposing Christie, the Republican.

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