Senate Confirms Michael Regan to be EPA Administrator
On March 10, the Senate voted 66-34 to confirm Michael Regan as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Regan received bipartisan support during both his nomination hearing in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and in the floor vote.
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chair Tom Carper (D-DE) spoke on the Senate floor prior to the vote, saying Regan is the leader needed to direct EPA "to clean our air and water and strive to make sure that we don’t leave some of our communities and neighbors behind."
Republican Senators like Kevin Cramer (R-ND) voted to confirm Regan despite being "under no illusion our policy preferences are aligned." But Cramer and others supported the nomination as Regan has "staked his reputation on being a consensus builder."
APWA is looking forward to working with Administrator Regan and his EPA staff on issues related to water resiliency, environmental protection, and public health safety.