Executive Session (Wheeler Nomination)

Senator Udall: (12:48 p.m.)

  • Spoke on the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to be Deputy Administrator of the E.P.A.
    • "Mr. Wheeler is out of step with the values and principles of American taxpayers. I know many Republicans who support environmental protection, and we have had many decades of bipartisan support for public health, for environmental protection, clean air, clean water, folks don't want their kids to have toxic chemicals in their blood or in their bodies. So there's a lot of support by Republicans in this area. And it has been a bipartisan issue. I call on my Republican friends to press the pause button on Andrew Wheeler's nomination to be deputy administrator of the E.P.A. Let us join together and demand that the president withdraw this nomination and nominate someone who supports the basic mission of the E.P.A."