U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) issued the following statement after voting to advance the nomination of Andrew Wheeler as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator out of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee and onto the floor of the U.S. Senate:
“The policies pursued by President Trump and implemented by Acting Administrator Wheeler have had a positive impact on North Dakota and the country. Mr. Wheeler’s excellent work on RFS, WOTUS, the Clean Power Plan, and year-round E15 show he is ready to take on this position in a permanent capacity. The arguments against Mr. Wheeler do not hold up; his energy, environment, and EPA experiences are an asset, not a liability. I urge my colleagues to support Mr. Wheeler and to vote on his confirmation as quickly as possible.”
During his confirmation hearing, Senator Cramer questioned Mr. Wheeler on year-round E15 and RFS before inviting him to visit North Dakota.