By Justin Sink
Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) was forced to scrap a vote on EPA nominee Gina McCarthy after the Republican boycott prevented the committee from reaching a quorum. Because Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) is in ill health, the majority Democrats were unable to push forward.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) sad Republicans still had questions they wanted McCarthy to answer.
“It should come as no surprise that the Obama administration continues to stonewall reasonable information requests from Republicans on the EPW Committee, information that is crucial to their advice-and-consent role in this nomination," he said in a statement.