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Senate Confirms McCabe as EPA Deputy Administrator

The Senate voted this week to confirm Janet McCabe as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Deputy Administrator, the number two official at the Agency. McCabe was confirmed in a 52-42 vote. McCabe has a long history of work at EPA, having served as principal deputy assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Office-of-air-and-radiation-janet-mccabe-portrait-412-apd-718-janetmccabe5x7jpg-be73c2-1600.jpgRadiation from 2009 to 2013 and then serving as acting assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation from 2013 to 2017. Previously, McCabe served as the air director of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management from 1999 to 2005. McCabe is an attorney and has most recently has worked as director of the Environmental Resilience Institute at Indiana University and a professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

EPA Administrator Michael Regan said of McCabe in a press release, “Her experience, leadership, and dedication to the agency’s mission is unquestionable and her commitment to uplifting our partnership with states and Tribes will be fundamental to achieving progress, overcoming complex challenges, and delivering for the American people.”