Danly Confirmed By Senate As FERC Commissioner
March 13, 2020 Email This Story Copyright 2010-20 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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The U.S. Senate has confirmed James Danly to join the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as Commissioner.
Danly, who currently serves as the Commission’s General Counsel, will serve the remainder of a term that expires June 30, 2023.
Democrats said that the Trump administration should provide a Democratic nominee to FERC to fill a remaining vacant seat, and Democrats pledged to not act on any future Republican nominees until a Democratic seat is filled
Senate Energy Ranking Member Senator Joe Manchin said that, "I voted to confirm Mr. Danly’s nomination to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. I made a commitment to Mr. Danly that I would support his nomination because he is well qualified, and I honored that commitment and voted to confirm him. But as I told my colleagues on the Energy Committee when we voted on Mr. Danly’s nomination, I will not support another Republican nominee, no matter how well qualified, when the next Republican vacancy arises later this year, unless the President sends us a nomination for the vacant Democratic seat as well"