In a 52-40 vote earlier today, the United States Senate confirmed James Danly to serve as a commissioner on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Danly was nominated by President Trump to fulfill the remainder of the late Chairman Kevin McIntyre’s term, expiring June 30, 2023. FERC is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil.
Below is a statement that can be attributed to me, Craig Stevens, spokesman for the GAIN Coalition:
“The GAIN Coalition applauds the U.S. Senate’s vote today to confirm James Danly to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Danly’s previous experience as the general counsel of FERC for more than two years makes him uniquely qualified for the role of commissioner.
“FERC plays a vital role in maintaining a safe network of pipelines in the United States. With Danly, the Commission is better positioned to provide the regulatory certainty that infrastructure developers need to modernize our nation’s energy networks. GAIN looks forward to Danly’s contributions in regulating our nation’s energy infrastructure.”