Ewire: Senate EPW advances Wheeler as EPA deputy on party-line vote

February 7, 2018
The Senate Environment & Public Works Committee (EPW), in an 11-10 party-line vote, has approved the White House's nomination of industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to be EPA's deputy administrator, clearing the way for a floor vote though it is unclear when the upper chamber might take up that vote, or whether Democrats might try to block it. “We all know” Wheeler will be “a good deputy” at EPA, EPW Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) told a Feb. 7 business meeting. But...

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