Deal-Making Past Will Serve Mccarthy Well as Controversies Loom

"Having made it through a 136-day wait in the Senate -- the longest for any U.S. EPA administrator nominee -- Gina McCarthy has a tough stacked agenda that will include highly controversial climate regulations."

"But supporters say the deal-making and cross-party work that is her calling card will serve her well.

McCarthy's Senate vote bears out her bipartisan appeal. Although it wasn't the unanimous approval other Cabinet nominees have enjoyed, she managed to get 59 yeas yesterday, including six Republicans -- on the same day that Thomas Perez, President Obama's nominee for secretary of Labor, was confirmed with no GOP votes."

Jason Plautz reports for E&E Daily July 19, 2013.

SEE ALSO:

"Analysis: Lawyers Gear Up To Lobby, Sue As McCarthy Heads To EPA" (Reuters)

"The Administrator: New EPA Head Gina McCarthy Has the Toughest Job in D.C." (Ecocentric/TIME)

"McCarthy Is Sworn in on 'Wicked Cool Day'" (Greenwire)

Source: E&E Daily, 07/22/2013