Legislative Alert

Letter Supporting Nomination of Joseph Goffman to the EPA

Chairman Thomas R. Carper
Ranking Member Shelley Moore Capito Ranking Member
Committee on Environment and Public Works
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510

Dear Chairman Carper and Ranking Member Capito:

I am writing to express support for Joseph Goffman to serve as Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation (OAR) at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and to urge his swift confirmation. Mr. Goffman is highly qualified for this position, and his prompt confirmation will insure that the important work of OAR continues under his leadership and expert guidance.

The AFL-CIO and many of our affiliates have known and interacted with Mr. Goffman for more than two decades in his previous work at EPA, and he has a well-demonstrated record as dedicated public servant. His experience in previous administrations, in the private sector, and in academia give Mr. Goffman the experience and perspective needed to fill this key position in administering the Clean Air Act, which is important to American workers across every sector of the economy. We ask for your support for Mr. Goffman’s confirmation by the Committee and the full Senate because we believe he will serve in the position of Assistant Administrator in best interest of all Americans. Thank you for your consideration of our views.

William Samuel
Director, Government Affairs