U.S. Senator John Boozman Statement on the Confirmation of Scott Pruitt

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) released the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to serve as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

“Scott Pruitt is the leader we need at the EPA to modernize the agency, implement the laws passed by Congress and rein in the overreach of the last eight years. We all have the common goals of clean air and clean water. Scott Pruitt shares that mission and has proven his dedication to protecting our environment and following the rule of law by using sound science. I welcome his guidance at the agency that for too long has abused its authority and forced unnecessary costly mandates on hardworking Americans.”