Senate Vote On EPA Nominee Appears Imminent After Deal

Law360, New York (July 16, 2013, 7:17 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate appears likely to put President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to a vote this week after Republican leadership agreed to stop holding up the nomination following closed-door negotiations Monday night.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., filed a cloture motion late last week and negotiated a bipartisan bargain Monday night to set up a vote on Gina McCarthy’s bid for EPA chief that many expected to happen in Tuesday’s session. While that vote never materialized, the roadblocks that...
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