Senator David Perdue Votes To Confirm New EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after voting to confirm Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):  

“Scott Pruitt will return some sanity to the EPA, which over the past eight years has overzealously issued thousands of regulations with little environmental benefit all while ignoring the high economic cost. He understands the importance of protecting our country’s natural resources—air, land, and water. I look forward to working with Mr. Pruitt and President Trump to scale back the EPA and provide farmers, businesses, and the American people with some relief after eight years of blatant overreach.”