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Senate confirms McNamee to serve as a FERC Commissioner

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The U.S. Senate on Dec. 6 confirmed Bernard McNamee to join the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as a Commissioner.

McNamee, who has served in several high-level positions at the U.S. Department of Energy, will serve the remainder of a term that expires June 30, 2020.

President Trump on Oct. 3 announced his intent to nominate McNamee to be a member of FERC. McNamee most recently served as the Executive Director of the Office of Policy for the DOE.

McNamee fills the seat on the Commission vacated by Robert Powelson, a Republican, who left the Commission in August to become President and CEO of the National Association of Water Companies.