WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the below statement after voting to confirm Andrew Wheeler as deputy administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Wheeler was confirmed on a 53-45 vote.

“Mr. Wheeler’s expertise and experience make him extraordinarily qualified for the position of EPA deputy administrator. He has gained a wealth of knowledge over the years working on environmental policy in the public and the private sectors, and I am confident that his experience will be a tremendous asset to the agency and to the American people. I was proud to vote to confirm Mr. Wheeler today and look forward to working with him at the EPA on issues that are important to West Virginia and the country.”

Yesterday, Senator Capito spoke on the Senate floor to urge her colleagues to support Wheeler’s confirmation. For a video of Senator Capito’s full remarks, click here or on the image below.

04-11-2018 Wheeler Floor Speech PLAY

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