Chairman Carper Applauds Confirmation of Radhika Fox to Lead EPA Water

WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), voted with a bipartisan majority in the Senate to confirm Radhika Fox to be Assistant Administrator for Water of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by a vote of 55-43. Before the vote, Senator Carper spoke in support of Fox’s confirmation on the Senate floor and urged his colleagues to support her nomination.

“Ms. Fox brings with her an impressive professional record of service and accomplishment, spanning over two decades, working on water issues at the local, state and federal level,” Senator Carper stated. “We have the opportunity today to confirm a truly gifted leader and put her to work serving our country right away.”

Watch Senator Carper’s full floor remarks here.


  • On May 12, 2021, Fox testified before the EPW Committee during her nomination hearing.
  • On May 26, 2021, a bipartisan majority of Committee members voted to report Fox’s nomination by a recorded vote of 14-6 during a business meeting.