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News Release: August 4, 2017


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Senate Confirms Chatterjee, Powelson to FERC

The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nominations of Neil Chatterjee and Robert F. Powelson to join the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Chatterjee, a senior energy adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), will serve out the remainder of a term that ends in June 2021. Powelson, a member and former chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission since 2008 and current president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, will serve out the remainder of a term that ends in June 2020.

FERC Acting Chairman Cheryl A. LaFleur congratulated Chatterjee and Powelson on their confirmation:

I am very pleased to welcome Neil and Rob to the Commission, and I look forward to working with them. They each bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the important issues we are facing. With a quorum restored, our first order of business is the backlog of orders and issues that are awaiting Commission consideration.

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