Manchin Statement On FERC Announcement

October 1, 2019

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement after President Trump announced his intent to nominate James Danly to fill one of two vacancies on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

“There are two vacancies on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and I am disappointed that the President has only announced his intention to nominate a Republican commissioner. FERC has a strong history of operating in a bipartisan fashion and failing to honor the tradition of a bipartisan pairing sets a dangerous precedent moving forward. I remain hopeful the Administration will quickly nominate a Democratic commissioner so we can consider nominations for both vacancies together and restore a fully functioning FERC. As Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, I take the responsibility to review each nominee that comes before us very seriously. I look forward to meeting with Mr. Danly and reviewing his qualifications to serve as a FERC Commissioner.”