Press Release

Walden & Shimkus on Pruitt’s Confirmation to Head EPA


WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Environment Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL), today issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

“We’d first like to congratulate Mr. Pruitt on his appointment to head the EPA,” said Walden and Shimkus. “Administrator Pruitt understands the challenges states may face in implementing complex federal environmental requirements, and the importance of cooperation between states and the EPA in carrying out our nation’s environmental laws. We look forward to working with him as we consider potential legislation to modernize our environmental laws in order to protect public health and our environment while also ensuring we have a strong and thriving economy.”


Energy (115th Congress)
Press Release