Bloomberg Law
Aug. 6, 2022, 5:54 PMUpdated: Aug. 6, 2022, 6:27 PM

Senate Moves Ahead on Uhlmann Vote for EPA Enforcement Chief (1)

Stephen Lee
Stephen Lee

The Senate on Saturday unjammed the confirmation of David Uhlmann, the Biden administration’s pick to lead the EPA’s enforcement division, paving the way for a vote on his confirmation.

The motion to discharge passed by a 51-39 vote.

Uhlmann had been stuck in limbo after a 10-10 vote from the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in April. Saturday’s successful discharge motion relieves the committee from its duty to recommend nominations to the full Senate for a vote.

If confirmed, Uhlmann has vowed to get tough on violators and increase the ranks of the EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance ...