Dan Tangherlini encountered no apparent opposition to his nomination to head the General Services Administration during his Senate confirmation hearing June 18.
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), the ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said he would vote to confirm Tangherlini, whom President Obama nominated for GSA administrator in May.
Tangherlini has been the agency’s acting administrator since April 2012, when he took over for Martha Johnson, who resigned amid GSA’s conference spending scandal. GSA has had seven different administrators since 2005, five of whom served as acting administrator and one of whom was the acting administrator two different times. The only two administrators who were confirmed by the Senate since 2005 were both forced to resign.
Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), the committee chairman, said GSA had suffered as a result of its lack of stable leadership.
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