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Who's in Washington Purgatory?

Dec 09, 2013 - Politico

For the past 900 days--nearly three years--Ken Kopocis has been languishing in the bureaucratic equivalent of Guant?namo Bay: The longtime congressional staffer is waiting to be confirmed as President Barack Obama's nominee to oversee clean water regulations at the Environmental Protection Agency. And for that entire time, the exceedingly low-profile pick ("whitest white bread" is how a pal describes him) has had his nomination held up by Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), who was concerned that Clean W...