EPA Nominee Moves Ahead On Narrow Party-Line Vote

Law360, New York (May 16, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT) -- The White House's pick to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency moved a step closer to confirmation Thursday after a Senate committee advanced Gina McCarthy's nomination with a 10-8 vote, but Republicans still are holding out the threat of a filibuster to block full Senate consideration.

GOP senators showed up to the environment and public works committee hearing a week after boycotting an earlier scheduled vote over unanswered questions and transparency requests posed to McCarthy, saying she has now taken “significant steps forward” providing information....
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