Willie Phillips has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The November 16 action was on a voice vote. Phillips has been Chair of the District of Columbia Public Service Commission and before that was assistant general counsel for the North American Electric Reliability Corp. His confirmation paves the way for Democrats to control FERC, there now being 3 Democrat members and 2 Republicans. President Biden earlier this summer named Democrat member Richard Glick to be FERC Chair.
Senate confirms new FERC Commissioner