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Blumenthal Statement On Senate Republicans’ Decision To Block Vote On McCarthy Nomination

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) issued the following statement about the decision of Senate Republicans on the Environment and Public Works Committee to block a vote on Gina McCarthy’s nomination to lead the Environmental Protection Agency:

“Today’s action by Senate Republicans blocking a vote on Gina McCarthy’s nomination is disappointing and destructive – paralyzing partisan gamesmanship at its worst. My former Connecticut colleague is well-respected in the environmental and business community for her dedication to listening and developing practical solutions to environmental challenges. She protects environmental values and polices while enhancing economic opportunity. These obstructionist tactics undermine public leadership in safeguarding our environment.”