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Also Ratifies Revised Subcommittee Rosters for the 2nd Session of the 115th Congress

The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources today held a business meeting to advance four of President Trump’s nominees for the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of the Interior (DOI):

  • Melissa Burnison to be Assistant Secretary of Energy for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs;
  • Susan Combs to be Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Policy, Management, and Budget;
  • Ryan Nelson to be Solicitor for the Department of the Interior; and
  • Anne White to be Assistant Secretary of Energy for Environmental Management.

The committee favorably reported Burnison, Combs, Nelson, and White by voice vote.

Murkowski supported all four nominations, which now head to the Senate floor.

During the business meeting, the committee also ratified revised subcommittee assignments. All changes are in bold italics:

ENERGY
Cory Gardner, Chairman

James E. Risch
Jeff Flake
Steve Daines
Lamar Alexander
John Hoeven
Bill Cassidy
Rob Portman
Shelley Moore Capito

 

Joe Manchin III, Ranking
Ron Wyden
Bernard Sanders
Martin Heinrich
Angus S. King, Jr.
Tammy Duckworth
Tina Smith

 

 

NATIONAL PARKS
Steve Daines, Chairman

John Barrasso
Mike Lee
Cory Gardner
Lamar Alexander
John Hoeven
Rob Portman

 

Angus S. King, Jr., Ranking
Bernard Sanders
Debbie Stabenow
Martin Heinrich
Mazie K. Hirono
Tammy Duckworth

 

 

PUBLIC LANDS, FORESTS, AND MINING
Mike Lee, Chairman

John Barrasso
James E. Risch
Jeff Flake
Steve Daines
Cory Gardner
Lamar Alexander
John Hoeven
Bill Cassidy
Shelley Moore Capito

Ron Wyden, Ranking
Debbie Stabenow
Joe Manchin III
Martin Heinrich
Mazie K. Hirono
Catherine Cortez Masto
Tina Smith

 

 

WATER AND POWER
Jeff Flake, Chairman

John Barrasso
James E. Risch
Mike Lee
Bill Cassidy
Rob Portman
Shelley Moore Capito

 

Catherine Cortez Masto, Ranking
Ron Wyden
Bernard Sanders
Joe Manchin III
Tammy Duckworth
Tina Smith

 

Chairman Lisa Murkowski and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell are ex officio members of all subcommittees.