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January 03, 2017

Inhofe Statement on Meeting with Scott Pruitt, Nominee for EPA Administrator

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Senior Member of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) committee, today met with Oklahoma Attorney General E. Scott Pruitt. This was Pruitt’s first meeting on Capitol Hill since being selected by President-elect Trump to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Sen. Inhofe released the following statement:

 “Scott Pruitt is the ideal candidate to lead the EPA,” Inhofe said. “Pruitt has seen first-hand the abuses of power at the hands of this agency and has fought back to ensure environmental quality without sacrificing jobs. Scott is an expert in constitutional law, and understands the fundamental element of balance necessary between the states and the federal government. I look forward to working with Chairman Barrasso and the EPW committee to move Scott’s nomination swiftly and fairly through the committee and to the Senate floor.”  

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