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Updated: November 15, 2017
In early November, the Senate confirmed Republican Kevin McIntyre and Democrat Richard Glick to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Both were installed on unanimous voice votes, with McIntyre taking over as chairman from interim Chair, Neil Chatterjee.
FERC is a governmental agency tasked with permitting energy projects such as pipelines and export terminals. A current proposal from Energy Secretary Rick Perry on revising the payment system for the electricity sector to help coal and nuclear plants is under consideration.
The Board had been down 4 people until Neil Chatterjee and Robert Powelson were installed in August. The current board is made up of:
Additional information on FERC can be found at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission webpage.