October 25, 2017
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today praised the committee passage of four nominees to fill positions at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the nomination of Paul Trombino to be Administrator for the Federal Highway Administration.
“I am pleased that the Environment and Public Works Committee advanced the nominations of Michael Dourson, William Wehrum, Matthew Leopold and David Ross to key positions at the EPA,” Inhofe said. “I have the utmost confidence in these four picks and the quality they will bring to the agency.
“Due to unprecedented obstruction by Senate Democrats, the EPA has only one Senate-confirmed position filled. I look forward to seeing these capable nominees quickly confirmed by the full Senate so they can begin their critical work to strengthen environmental protections and improve public health within the scope of EPA’s authority.
“I am also encouraged by the Committee’s bipartisan support of Paul Trombino to be Administrator for the Federal Highway Administration. As we look ahead at a broad-ranging infrastructure bill, it will be important to have qualified leadership at the Department of Transportation. I look forward to working closely with him on that effort."
The committee also favorably reported the nomination of Jeffery Baran, to be a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.