ENR Advances Two Interior Nominees

The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) today held a business meeting to advance the following nominees to the full Senate for confirmation:

  • Ms. Katharine MacGregor to be Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior, and
  • Mr. Lanny Erdos to be Director of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement at the Department of the Interior.

“Ms. MacGregor and Mr. Erdos are both well-qualified and have bipartisan support. I hope we can move swiftly to confirm both nominees, as Secretary Bernhardt is counting on them to help him lead the Department,” Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said.

The committee favorably reported both MacGregor and Erdos by voice vote.

ENR previously reported MacGregor’s nomination to the full Senate in November 2019 with bipartisan support. She was re-nominated in January. ENR held a nomination hearing for Erdos in December 2019.

Murkowski, who voted in support of both nominees, is chairman of ENR.

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