Nomination of Andrew Wheeler to be Administrator of the EPA

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 3:30pm

The Honorable John Barrasso
Chairman Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

The Honorable Tom Carper
Ranking Member
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Chairman Barrasso and Ranking Member Carper:

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce supports the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to be the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Mr. Wheeler’s substantial public service experience makes him an excellent choice to lead 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 the Committee as majority staff director, minority staff director, and chief counsel. In these roles, he worked on all major environmental and energy-related legislation before Congress for
more than a decade.

While serving as EPA’s Acting Administrator, Mr. Wheeler has proven to be a steady hand, and has demonstrated effective leadership while advancing regulatory reforms alongside continued strong environmental protections.

The Chamber urges the Committee to report favorably Mr. Wheeler’s nomination to the full Senate.
Sincerely,

Neil L. Bradley

Cc: The Members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works