The Energy 202: This EPA nominee may be the first Trump appointee to be defeated by Congress

Read the full story from the Washington Post.

Thus far, no Trump nominee, however, has actually been defeated by the full Senate — it only takes 50 votes, remember, to reject a nomination because Senate Democrats when they last held the majority changed the rules to require just a simple majority to approve executive branch and federal judicial nominations (minus the Supreme Court).

Yet, that is.

This week, North Carolina’s two Republican senators, Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, said they would oppose Michael Dourson’s nomination as the top chemical safety official at the Environmental Protection Agency.

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