President Biden has nominated two Democrats and one Republican to join FERC, which has been perilously short-handed for months.

By statute, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is to be composed of five people, with no more than three from the same political party. Only three people are serving FERC today, led by Chair Willie Phillips, a Democrat who was nominated to lead the Commission in February. Allison Clements, another Democrat, is planning to leave the Commission in June. Republican Commissioner Mark C. Christie was nominated by President Trump. 

To ensure FERC can operate, the White House has nominated Democrats Judy Chang and David Rosner. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky nominated Republican Lindsay S. See.

Chang, an energy economics and policy...