The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources today held a business meeting to advance four nominees for the Department of Energy (DOE):
- Teri Donaldson to be Inspector General;
- Dr. Christopher Fall to be Director of the Office of Science;
- Karen Evans to be Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response; and
- Daniel Simmons to be Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
Chairman Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, supported all four nominations. The committee favorably reported Donaldson, Fall, and Evans by voice vote, and Simmons by a bipartisan vote of 14-9. The nominations now head to the Senate floor.Murkowski is chairman of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.