Senate committee expected to recommend ex-mayor Williams Thursday

YOUNGSTOWN

The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will meet today to, among other things, vote on recommending the full Senate confirm former Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams as head of the Economic Development Administration.

The committee’s website states it will have a “business meeting” that starts at 10:30 a.m. today. Among the numerous items on the agenda is a vote on recommending Williams, a Democrat, for the position.

After the committee’s approval, Williams needs the full Senate to confirm the appointment.

President Barack Obama nominated Williams to the position — officially called U.S. Department of Commerce assistant secretary for economic development — last fall, but had to renominate him when the confirmation didn't happen by the end of the year.

Williams is in the Mahoning Valley today to speak at a Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber breakfast Thursday in Boardman,

For the complete story, read Thursday's Vindicator or Vindy.com.

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