WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released the following statement on the Senate vote to confirm Gina McCarthy as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). McCarthy is Connecticut’s former Environmental Protection Commissioner.
Gina McCarthy understands that protecting the environment isn’t a partisan issue. Her work both in Connecticut and Washington embodies New England’s long tradition of environmental stewardship, and I know she’ll continue that great tradition as head of the EPA. She’s a tough, principled fighter who’s always been willing to do the sometimes difficult work of building consensus and working with industry and non-profit communities alike. I was proud to vote to confirm her today and I’m thrilled to continue working with her on the full range of EPA’s important responsibilities going forward.
Yesterday, Murphy spoke on the Senate floor in support of McCarthy’s nomination. A link to his speech can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPII6sFVStc&feature=c4-overview&list=UUbcEa40PIFpLpdDe06n3F3Q