02.17.17

Chairman Roberts: Senate Approves Scott Pruitt to be EPA Administrator

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry today said the Senate approved the nomination of Scott Pruitt to be the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

“I look forward to working with Administrator Pruitt,” Roberts said. “He understands that while farmers and ranchers make their living off the land, they are also its best stewards.

“For years we have struggled with an EPA that was not only tone deaf to the needs and concerns of rural America, it was downright adversarial. Producers were burdened with overregulation, which left them feeling ruled, not governed.

“I am confident Pruitt will lead an EPA that is more respectful of Agriculture and will work to restore the trust of farmers, ranchers, and rural Americans.”

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