Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Vitter puts hold on nominee

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., put a hold Monday on President Obama's nominee for undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Energy because he claims she’s been slow to approve contracts for work at the Michoud Assembly Facility. The nominee, Elizabeth Robinson, currently is the chief financial officer at NASA. Vitter said he wants answers from Robinson before allowing her nomination to proceed. He said NASA has been stalling on a job-creating project at the Michoud for no apparent reason. (Source: Times Picayune, 10/21/13)