Sunday, October 04, 2009

Senate confirmation hearing for Marcia McNutt to head USGS

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, chaired by Sen. Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico, will hold a full Committee hearing to consider the nominations of Marcia K. McNutt [right. Credit MBARI], to be Director of the United States Geological Survey, and Arun Majumdar, to be Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, Department of Energy, this coming Thursday, October 9, at 10:00 a.m. in Room SD-366 Dirksen.

Marcia would be the first woman to be confirmed as director of the USGS. So far, there are no reports of Senators opposing or holding back her nomination to put pressure on the Administration to act on other issues, as has happened with some other nominations.

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