The Senate approved the nomination of Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway issued the following statement.
“I am pleased with today’s confirmation of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt,” said Chairman Conaway. “For too long, farmers and ranchers have suffered from unnecessary, burdensome regulations as a result of EPA overreach. Administrator Pruitt understands that farmers and ranchers are the original, and best, stewards of the land, and I look forward to working with him to provide much-needed regulatory relief for rural America.”