Senate Republicans Question Chemical Safety Board Nominees’ Expertise

July 29, 2021
Republican senators at a July 29 hearing suggested President Joe Biden’s three nominees to the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) appear to lack the qualifications to investigate chemical industrial accidents, echoing industry concerns that they have no specific experience in the field and potentially foreshadowing a confirmation battle. During the nominees’ confirmation hearing before the Environment & Public Works (EPW) panel on chemical safety, Sens. Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), ranking members on the subcommittee...

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