Democratic News

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Mr. James Danly to be Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by a vote of 52-40. U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the followings statements after voting to confirm Mr. Danly.

“I voted to confirm Mr. Danly’s nomination to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. I made a commitment to Mr. Danly that I would support his nomination because he is well qualified, and I honored that commitment and voted to confirm him. But as I told my colleagues on the Energy Committee when we voted on Mr. Danly’s nomination, I will not support another Republican nominee, no matter how well qualified, when the next Republican vacancy arises later this year, unless the President sends us a nomination for the vacant Democratic seat as well,” Ranking Member Manchin said.

To view Senator Manchin’s floor remarks, please click here.

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