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Two GOP Senators Oppose Beck Nomination to Lead Consumer Agency

June 17, 2020, 6:49 PM

Two Republican senators came out Wednesday against President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Consumer Product Safety Commission, siding with Democrats who question Nancy Beck’s record as a chemical industry and EPA official.

“I do not believe that Dr. Nancy Beck’s views on chemical safety, including on PFAS substances and asbestos, align with the Consumer Products Safety Commission’s mission,” Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said in a statement.

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) also announced her opposition.

“Dr. Nancy Beck’s record as it relates to PFAS chemicals, as well as her responses to my questions and the questions...

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