Friday, June 1, 2018

Senate confirms Caputo, Wright, Baran as NRC commissioners

The U.S. Senate confirmed Annie Caputo and David Wright to serve as commissioners of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and reconfirmed Jeffrey Baran to serve a second term as commissioner, with unanimous consent on Thursday.

The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee advanced Caputo and Wright’s nominations in June 2017 and Baran’s nomination in October. U.S. Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), the chairman of the committee, applauded the confirmation votes on Thursday.

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