WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Mary Neumayr to be Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality.
“Mary Neumayr not only has proven her abilities as the chief of staff and effectively the highest-ranking official at CEQ for more than a year, she has proven her qualifications and dedication in public service throughout her several posts in government. Prior to CEQ, Mary served for eight years as senior counsel and then deputy chief counsel for energy and environment at the Energy and Commerce Committee, where members on both sides of the aisle benefited from her knowledge and counsel on numerous legislative and policy issues. Mary Neumayr represents the best of public service. The President and the country will be well-served by her appointment,” said Chairman Walden.