On March 18, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) placed a hold on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator nominee Gina McCarthy. The hold comes as a result of the EPA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service failing to update Sen. Blunt and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) on flood-control project progress by their self-imposed deadline of March 15.