The Senate confirmed Gina McCarthy 59-40 to serve as Environmental Protection Agency Administrator on July 18 following a cloture vote of 69-31. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME), Bob Corker (R-TN), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and John McCain (R-AZ) voted in support of McCarthy while Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) was the only Democrat to vote against the nomination, citing frustration with agency regulations. Following the confirmation, President Obama, former agency Administrator Carol Browner, and industry groups including American Chemistry Council praised the vote and McCarthy.