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U.S. Senate Motions to Invoke Cloture on Andrew Wheeler Nomination

04/12/2018
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WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt issued the following statement, after the U.S. Senate’s motion to Invoke Cloture on Andrew Wheeler’s nomination to become EPA deputy administrator:

“I want to thank Leader McConnell and the U.S. Senate for advancing a cloture vote on Andrew Wheeler’s nomination to become the deputy administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  Mr. Wheeler has bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate, and I look forward to him joining the Agency.”