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Holdren and Lubchenco Headed for Confirmation

By Juliet Eilperin
Two of Obama's top scientific advisers are a step closer to getting to work, now that the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation has unanimously confirmed their nominations.

Harvard physicist John Holdren, who is in line to head the White House Offiice of Science and Technology, and Oregon State University marine biologist Jane Lubchenco, up for chief of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, won approval from the panel yesterday afternoon. The two received a relatively friendly reception from the committee when they appeared before it last month, but ran into a snag when Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) threatened to block their nominations over an unrelated dispute concerning U.S. policy toward Cuba.

At this point, no Democrats are opposing the two scientists' appointments, and while it remains unclear when a vote will be held on their nominations, they appeared poised for confirmation. "Now that they have been reported out, we are trying to see if we can clear them as quickly as possible," said Jim Manley, spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.) said he would push to ensure the two researchers take their posts as soon as possible.

"It is time to take science out of the laboratory and into our communities in order to help people understand how science impacts their everyday lives -- from clean air and water to fixing our rapidly declining economy," Rockefeller said. "Both individuals will serve this country and the taxpayers honorably; there is much work to be done and no time to waste."

Posted at 12:20 PM ET on Mar 13, 2009  | Category:  Cast of Characters
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Mr. Holdren:


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Posted by: scrivener50 | March 13, 2009 5:06 PM

It appears that the Senator from NJ was mixing politics and science. Menendez has been Bushing these nominations.

Posted by: Gator-ron | March 13, 2009 3:25 PM

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Posted by: scrivener50 | March 13, 2009 1:40 PM

Sen. Robert Menendez added his vote to stripping E-Verify from the chamber in Washington. He needs to be removed from office.

Does this make any sense at all, when our own politicians sell out American Workers? How can Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, inform his voters that he supports E-Verify, when in the Stimulus package and then the Omnibus bill, he completely cut funding to E-Verify supported by tabling the motion 50 to 47? Radical suspects were already their genuflecting on Capitol hill.

A composite of builders associations, large abhorrent corporate money people and the usual suspects made up of the US Chamber of commerce, ACLU and poisonous entities such as La Raza, Mecha and other open border lunatics. These groups would swamp America with millions more of illegal aliens, as long as they had access to impoverished labor. No matter that US taxpayers is forced by our government to pay for their welfare.. Joined at the hip House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Menendez (D-NJ), Feinstein (D-CA), Boxer (D-CA) and 46 democrats who have shown their deceit to the jobless American people.

There shouldn't be any question about installing E-Verify as a-- PERMANENT-- law, when it will identify illegal aliens and stop them from taking--YOUR--job? Without work--THEY WILL LEAVE. Not just your children out school for summer jobs, but anywhere on the workplace ladder. Not just illegal border crossers, but those with skilled qualifications who didn't go home after visiting this nation. Just remember these incumbents who sold you out, when they are looking for your vote?

Nothing will be accomplished if you remain silent. Keep up the firestorm of voices at Washington Switchboard 202-224-3121 for senator or Representative demanding E-Verify for ten years--if not --PERPETUITY?. President Obama switchboard (202) 456-1414 Comments (202) 456-1111

Posted by: infinity555 | March 13, 2009 1:26 PM

Menendez has to go. Single issue, repug tough issue at that.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | March 13, 2009 1:15 PM

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