Reid Statement On The Confirmation Of Cheryl LaFleur and Norman Bay to Serve On The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

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Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement today after the Senate confirmed Cheryl LaFleur and Norman Bay to be members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

“I am pleased the Senate confirmed both Cheryl LaFleur and Norman Bay to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  These nominations are very importantand hold significant consequences.  Cheryl LaFleur will continue to serve as Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for nine months.  Following those nine months, Norman Bay will then assume the position of FERC Chairman.

“Throughout Norman Bay’s tenure at FERC he has skillfully improved his department’s transparency and effectiveness and has successfully cracked down on energy market manipulation.  Mr. Bay has shown that he is a reliable public servant who has the credentials and experience to lead the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. We must continue to support a cleaner and more secure energy future, which is good for our economy and our environment. I am confident Mr. Bay will do this as FERC Chairman. I look forward to working with him to continue the legacy of clean energy in the state of Nevada and around the country.”

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