Majority Leader McConnell’s Statement on Scott Pruitt
‘The EPA is the posterchild for agencies in need of immediate reform and Scott has the resume and energy to turn this bureaucracy around.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement regarding President-elect Trump’s intention to nominate fellow Bluegrass state native and graduate of Kentucky’s Georgetown College, Scott Pruitt as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency:
“The EPA is the posterchild for agencies in need of immediate reform and Scott has the resume and energy to turn this bureaucracy around. Scott already stood up to the EPA in instances of federal overreach in his and other states, and I’m confident he will work to find reasonable solutions rather than simply working to grow the reach and power of the federal bureaucracy.”
Background: The Senate will consider nominations in a thorough and timely manner as it does its part to ensure a smooth transition between administrations. Additional details and scheduling announcements regarding confirmation hearings will be forthcoming from the committee of jurisdiction.
Related Issues: EPA, Nominations