"Obama Announces Picks for Nuclear Regulatory Commission"

"President Obama has named two energy experts to fill soon-to-be openings at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Obama on Tuesday said he intends to nominate Jeff Baran, current energy aide to retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), who is the ranking member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, to the commission.

The president also plans to nominate Stephen Burns, who formerly served as general counsel to the NRC."

Laura Barron-Lopez reports for The Hill July 22, 2014.

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