Opening Statement of Ranking Member Capito for Committee Business Meeting and Hearing on Several Nominees

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee held a business meeting to consider several nominees, including:

  • Alejandra Castillo to be Assistant Secretary for Economic Development of the Department of Commerce
  • Jane Nishida to be Assistant Administrator for International and Tribal Affairs of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Following the business meeting, the committee also held a hearing on the nomination of Michael Connor to be Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works at the U.S. Department of Defense.

Below is the opening statement of Ranking Member Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), as prepared for delivery:

“Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for calling this business meeting and hearing today.

“First, I would like to speak briefly on the two nominations we are voting on today.

“I am pleased to support…

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