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 urging President Donald Trump to simultaneously nominate two individuals, one Republican and one Democrat, to fill the two vacancies on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
“FERC was established as a five-member commission and has historically operated above the political fray. In today’s changing energy environment, it has never been more important to the security of our nation to maintain this precedent. I urge President Trump to nominate two individuals, one Republican and one Democrat, so the Senate can consider and confirm them together in the bipartisan manner that has become the norm and restore a fully functioning commission.”