President Obama’s nominee to lead the White House office that reviews new regulations has won the approval of a Senate committee and is heading to a vote by the full chamber.
The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee unanimously voted to send Howard Shelanski’s nomination to the full chamber for consideration on Monday evening.
After Shelanski’s approval, which was done by voice vote, Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.) said he hoped Shelanski would be considered by the Senate before the July 4 recess, along with Obama’s nominees to lead the General Services Administration, Daniel Tangherlini, and to be deputy director of the White House budget office, Brian Deese.
“They’re terrific,” Carper said, hoping the nominees will be embraced by the full chamber. “I think we’re just very luck to have these three people. They’re just extraordinary.”