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November 07, 2017


Dear Chairman Barrasso and Ranking Member Carper:

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce supports the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to be Deputy Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”). We look forward to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee advancing his nomination to the full Senate for confirmation.

Mr. Wheeler’s substantial public service experience makes him an excellent choice for leadership at the EPA. He began his career at the EPA, where he worked on toxic chemical, pollution prevention and right-to-know issues, and he was awarded the EPA Bronze Medal twice for his accomplishments.

Mr. Wheeler also has shown his ability to work with Congress, having previously served your committee as majority staff director, minority staff director, and chief counsel. In these roles, he worked on every major piece of environmental and energy-related legislation before Congress for over a decade.

The Chamber urges the committee to act swiftly on Mr. Wheeler’s nomination.