Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm the nomination of Mr. Robert Wallace to be Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks at the Department of the Interior, Ms. Aimee Jorjani to be Chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and Mr. Lane Genatowski to be Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy at the Department of Energy. On June 20th, Mr. Wallace passed out of Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee by voice vote. On March 19th, Ms. Jorjani passed out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee by voice vote. On March 7th, Mr. Genatowski was reported out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Senator Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement on today’s confirmations.
“I’m pleased to see the Senate confirm both Ms. Jorjani and Mr. Wallace. Both Ms. Jorjani and Mr. Wallace bring a wealth of experience to their perspective roles. I am confident they will work with Senators on both sides of the aisle to find common sense solutions. I’m also happy to see confirmed leadership at ARPA-E. I intend to work with Mr. Genatowski to ensure this vital agency continues its successes and its growth is encouraged.”