Murkowski: Senate Should Swiftly Take Up Svinicki Nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today released the following comment on the White House’s nomination of Kristine Svinicki to a second term on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Svinicki’s current term expires June 30.

“Kristine Svinicki’s leadership on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has earned her the admiration of members of Congress from both sides of the political aisle. She’s an experienced and fair-minded regulator who deserves to be swiftly reconfirmed to the commission.

“Considering that her first nomination was unanimously supported by the Senate, I see no reason why we shouldn’t be able to vote on her re-nomination within the next couple of weeks. Commissioner Svinicki’s term expires at the end of next month and a vacancy would impair the important work of the NRC ensuring the safety of our nation’s nuclear power plants.”