Biden Seen Taking ‘Pragmatic’ Approach In Bid To Fill Vacant FERC Slots

March 1, 2024
President Joe Biden’s nomination of three new members for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) represents a “pragmatic” approach intended to secure support from Senate energy committee Chairman Joe Manchin (D-WV), who would oversee their confirmation process, analysts say. ClearView Energy Partners said in a March 1 analysis that should the Senate confirm Biden’s three nominees, it could ensure a Democratic majority on the commission until at least mid-2026 -- when current FERC Chairman Willie Phillips’ term ends -- even...

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