STATEMENT: CAP’s Carol Browner on Environmental and Public Works Committee Vote for Gina McCarthy Nomination

Washington, D.C. — Today the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works voted to send Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency administrator nominee, to the full Senate for confirmation. Carol Browner, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement:

I commend the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works for approving the nomination of Gina McCarthy. Not only is she a seasoned civil servant with decades of experience, she is clearly a bipartisan nominee, having worked as an environmental advisor for both Republican and Democratic governors. The Senate already confirmed her once for her current role at the EPA, and I hope they move forward expeditiously with her current confirmation so that she can continue her lifelong work of protecting children and families from air pollution and other hazards.