Senate Committee Votes to Approve FEMA Administrator 

On June 19, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs approved the nomination of Mr. Jeffrey Byard to serve as Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator. Mr. Byard currently serves as the Associate Administrator for the Office of Response and Recovery (ORR) at FEMA and has over 15 years of experience in emergency management. Currently, Mr. Peter Gaynor is overseeing FEMA as Acting Administrator. The next and final step in the nomination process is a vote of the full Senate, the date of which is yet to be announced.

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