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Senate Republicans Block Committee Vote on Obama EPA Nominee

Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee blocked a vote on confirming Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency by boycotting a meeting called to consider the nomination.

Louisiana Senator David Vitter said today the agency hasn’t answered all the party’s questions, and none of the eight Republicans attended the meeting scheduled this morning. Committee rules require two minority-party members or all majority-party members be present and voting for action.