February 17, 2017, NPR, Politics section:

Scott Pruitt Confirmed to Lead EPA, Environmental Protection Agency

by Scott Detrow, NPR


“Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has been confirmed as the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, an agency Pruitt has long criticized.

The Senate approved Pruitt on a 52-46 vote Friday afternoon, with two Democrats — Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota — voting for his nomination. Republican Susan Collins of Maine voted no.

The vote came after a failed…”


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