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JUN 27, 2013 - National Journal

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Obama, GOP Face Showdown Over EPA Nomination

The White House is headed for a showdown with Senate Republicans over President Obama's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency.In his climate-change speech on Tuesday, Obama went out of his way to praise his nominee, Gina McCarthy, who is currently the assistant administrator for air quality at EPA."Gina has worked for the EPA in my administration, but she's also worked for five Republican governors," Obama said. "She's been held up for months, forced to jump through hoops no Cabinet nominee should ever have to—not because she lacks qualifications, but because there are too many in ... Read More

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