On May 16, the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee approved the nomination of Gina McCarthy to be Environmental Protection Agency Administrator by a vote of 10-8. The party-line vote sends the nomination to the floor of the Senate. Ranking Member David Vitter (R-LA) says he will consider voting for Ms. McCarthy or working to prevent a filibuster if the agency addresses his concerns. The same day as the vote, Senator Vitter sent a letter to the EPA requesting the agency clarify its Freedom of Information Act policy and release work-related emails sent from McCarthy’s personal account.