Trump Environmental Nominees Approved Without Dem Support

Trump Environmental Nominees Approved Without Dem Support

In party-line votes, a Senate committee on Wednesday voted to approve three top Trump environmental nominees, allowing their nominations to head to the full Senate for a vote.

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved a pair of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) nominees with industry backgrounds — Peter Wright and Chad McIntosh — and a Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) nominee — Mary Neumayr — who previously worked for Republican lawmakers and the George W. Bush administration. Each of the votes was 11-10, with all Democrats on the committee rejecting the nominees.

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