WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), praised the committee passage of Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to serve officially as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Inhofe applauded President Trump’s intent to nominate Wheeler in November of 2018 and introduced Wheeler at his confirmation hearing.
“I am pleased the EPW Committee advanced the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to serve officially as EPA Administrator today. When he served as my Staff Director of the Environment and Public Works Committee, he provided me with invaluable guidance, and in turn became a close friend. Now that he has been Acting Administrator for the past seven months, Andrew’s ability to lead the agency has never been clearer and I have no doubt he will serve the American people and President Trump with integrity and character. I look forward to his swift confirmation in the full Senate.”