On April 16, Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-CA) announced that the committee would vote on the nomination of Gina McCarthy to be Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator either the week of April 22 or when the Senate returns from recess on May 6. Following the nomination vote, the committee is expected to review the budget, ensure floor action on the Water Resources Development Act, and consider S. 332, the Climate Protection Act of 2013. However, Republicans on the committee have suggested that the McCarthy nomination may be delayed, with Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) saying the vote could be in a month and Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) considering placing a hold on the nomina