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Senator: Won't Delay Vote on EPA Pick
Tue Jul 9, 2013 03:45 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter said Tuesday that he won't delay a Senate vote on President Barack Obama's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency after securing a deal to boost transparency at the agency.

Vitter, the top Republican on the Senate environment panel, has been one of the biggest obstacles to Gina McCarthy's nomination. In May, he led a GOP boycott that delayed a critical vote to advance her bid. She eventually cleared the panel solely on votes from Democrats.

But Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri is still threatening to block a vote on McCarthy, ...

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