Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed Allison Macfarlane as chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission:
“I am pleased that the Senate quickly confirmed Dr. Allison Macfarlane as the next chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Her experience and focus on the safety and security of all Americans will serve the Commission well.
“I also would like to thank Chairman Greg Jaczko for his steadfast commitment to the safety and security of our nation’s nuclear facilities. His leadership during the Fukushima nuclear crisis was instrumental in ensuring our nation’s safety in the wake of that disaster. He has served our nation honorably.”