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Senate confirms Wheeler to lead EPA

The Senate voted to confirm Andrew Wheeler as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Wheeler has been leading EPA since July. Wheeler was nominated for the role of EPA administrator in early January.

In response to his confirmation, Wheeler tweeted Thursday that he was “humbled.”

“It is truly humbling to serve the American public as EPA Administrator. I want to thank President Trump for nominating me and Leader McConnell and Chairman Barrasso for navigating my confirmation through the Senate,” Wheeler wrote.

“I am deeply honored, and I look forward to continuing the President’s agenda and the work of the Agency alongside all my EPA colleagues.”

Associated Industries of Missouri had previously joined a letter in support of Wheeler’s nomination.

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