WASHINGTON -- In a 55-43 vote in the Senate, Radhika Fox has been confirmed as head of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Water.
Appointed Assistant Administrator for Water by EPA Administrator Michael Reagan, Fox's confirmation comes after the Senate had voted to invoke cloture on her nomination to cut off debate.
In remarks on the Senate floor, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.) praised Fox’s record.
“What those organizations have said — again and again — about Radhika Fox is that she is an exceptional leader who will work day and night to come up with practical solutions to our country’s serious water challenges,” Carper said. “Moreover, Ms. Fox will make sure everyone’s point of view is heard and taken into account when EPA acts to protect our country’s precious water resources.”
Now confirmed, Fox will serve as the country’s top water official.