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Wheeler's EPW hearing tees up battle over EPA deregulatory agenda

January 10, 2019
The Senate environment panel has scheduled a Jan. 16 hearing to consider Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler's nomination to head the agency permanently, giving Democrats on the panel a prominent event to query the nominee on a host of Trump administration deregulatory actions that they oppose. Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), who chairs the Environment & Public Works Committee, previously welcomed Wheeler's nomination and pledged to “work with committee members” to ensure his confirmation. But the panel's ranking member Sen. Tom...

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