Manchin Votes To Confirm Bipartisan Pairing Of FERC Nominees

November 18, 2020

To watch a video of Senator Manchin’s opening remarks, please click here.

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a business meeting to consider the nominations of Ms. Allison Clements and Mr. Mark C. Christie to be Members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Committee, voted to support both nominees. Both Ms. Clements and Mr. Christie passed out of the committee by voice vote today.

“There has been a long history of bipartisan pairings when more than one vacancy arises at a time, and so today we have two very professional and unquestionably well qualified nominations from both parties before us for a vote. Although they come from very different backgrounds, Ms. Clements and Judge Christie share a common commitment to the public interest and good energy policy. That was evident by how often their views converged during their hearing. Both demonstrated an ability to work across the aisle and, in the words of FERC’s organic act, ‘to assess fairly the needs and concerns of all interests affected by Federal energy policy.’ For all of these reasons, I urge all of my colleagues to vote in favor of reporting both of these nominees,” Ranking Member Manchin said.

To watch the meeting in full, please click here