U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) praised the confirmation of Andrew Wheeler to Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency:
“I am pleased that after months of delay and unwarranted obstruction, the Senate has finally confirmed my good friend, Andrew Wheeler, to serve as Deputy Administrator of the EPA. Working with Administrator Pruitt, I know he will be a good steward of the environment without punishing our states, farmers and job creators.
“Throughout his distinguished career in the Senate and in the private sector, Andrew has shown he is a man of integrity, character and experience. I congratulate him on his bipartisan confirmation and look forward to working with him in his new role.”