The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee last week approved the final two nominees that will bring the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to its full membership of five: Richard Glick and Kevin McIntyre. Glick, who has served as Democrat General Counsel to the committee. McIntryre leads the energy practice of the Jones Day law firm and has been nominated by President Trump to become permanent Chair of FERC when he is confirmed.
While FERC began operating again with a quorum last month with the Senate confirmation of Neil Chatterjee and Robert Powelson, the addition of Glick and McIntrye will add new voices and points of view to the Commission’s deliberations.
It is not clear when the Glick and McIntyre nominations will be brought to the U.S. Senate floor for confirmation votes. The Senate confirmed on September 27 nominees for an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and an Assistant Attorney General, both of whom were approved by the committees of jurisdiction for their positions, respectively in May and June. The Senate’s preoccupation with political matters on other issues has significantly slowed its work.