Senate committee to question 3 FERC nominees

By Andres Picon | 03/18/2024 06:46 AM EDT

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission could end up without a quorum if lawmakers don’t act on President Joe Biden’s picks.

Judy Chang.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission nominee Judy Chang. Chang/LinkedIn

The White House’s three nominees to sit on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will this week embark on what could be a long and bumpy road to Senate confirmation.

The Energy and Natural Resources Committee — led by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) — will meet Thursday to consider President Joe Biden’s picks to lead the government’s grid and pipelines regulator.

Confirmation later this year of David Rosner and Judy Chang, both Democrats, and Lindsay See, a Republican, would round out the five-member commission that has been shorthanded since early last year and is currently down to three members.


The confirmation process — likely to be mired in partisan squabbling over the nominees’ track records on fossil fuels, clean energy and environmental regulations — comes at a critical time for FERC.