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Senate Confirms William Wehrum to Lead EPA Air Office

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WASHINGTON (November 9, 2017) – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt praised the U.S. Senate vote to confirm William (Bill) Wehrum to serve as the Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation. 

“I want to thank Leader McConnell and Chairman Barrasso for their continued partnership and outstanding leadership with getting Bill confirmed to such an important role at the agency.  Bill Wehrum has a long history of public service, including over 30 years working in the environmental field.  I look forward to him joining EPA to help us implement our positive environmental agenda and administer programs that ensure that Americans have access to clean air,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.

On October 25, 2017, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, led by U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) advanced William Wehrum’s nomination out of committee.