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Senate Panel Clears EPA Research Chief, Fish and Wildlife Pick

Jan. 12, 2022, 8:12 PM

A Senate panel on Wednesday approved one of President Joe Biden’s EPA nominees overseeing research, as well as the administration’s pick to lead the Interior Department’s Fish and Wildlife Service.

The nominations of Christopher Frey and Martha Williams will now proceed to the Senate floor. Frey had earlier cleared the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in December, but had to be renominated because he wasn’t confirmed by the full Senate before year’s end.

Frey was approved on an 11-9 vote, and Williams cleared the panel by a 16-4 margin.

The committee scuttled a planned vote on David Uhlmann, the ...

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