The Senate voted 81-8 today to confirm Deputy Administrator Peter Gaynor to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The “no” votes came from Democratic Sens. Sherrod Brown (Ohio), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Kamala Harris (Calif.), Bob Menendez (N.J.), Chuck Schumer (N.Y.), Debbie Stabenow (Mich.), Tom Udall (N.M.) and Chris Van Hollen (Md.).
Gaynor has served as the acting administrator of FEMA since March 9, the day after Brock Long left the agency. In May, Trump nominated Associate Administrator for the Office of Response and Recovery (ORR) Jeff Byard for the lead role, but withdrew his nomination in September. The following week, Trump nominated Gaynor.
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