President Obama today announced his nomination for an Environmental Protection Agency administrator. President Obama’s pick, Gina McCarthy, is currently an assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation.
McCarthy has been said to work well with industry while being an aggressive regulator. She helped create rules to curb mercury and soot emissions from power plants during President Obama’s first term.
At a debate in Riverton Thursday night, candidates for U.S. Senate offered up their suggestions for balancing the federal budget. Contenders for the U.S. Senate seat were asked how they would avoid jumping off the proverbial fiscal cliff if elected to office.
Democratic nominee Tim Chesnut said the government needs to limit its spending overseas, cut fiscal programs, micromanage the budget for even relatively small expenditures like travel, and cut U-N costs, among other measures.
In last night’s Congressional debates, candidates for U.S. Senate sparred over the role of government. Three people are running for the Senate seat: incumbent Republican Senator John Barrasso, Democrat Tim Chesnut, and Country Party nominee Joel Otto.
Otto said that government’s role should be limited. Barrasso also emphasized size.