WASHINGTON, DC – Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee, today welcomed Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) to the EPW Committee. Senator Barrasso was recently appointed by to the United States Senate following the passing of Senator Craig Thomas. In joining the EPW Committee, Senator Barrasso fills Senator Thomas’s position on the EPW Committee where he had served since January 2007.
“I am pleased to welcome Sen. Barrasso to the EPW Committee,” Senator Inhofe said. “Wyoming was blessed to have a true champion on energy and environmental issues in Senator Craig Thomas. I look forward to working closely with Senator Barrasso on the EPW Committee to build upon Senator Thomas’s accomplishments and to continue to make progress on issues such as increasing domestic energy production and reforming the Endangered Species Act. Furthermore, Senator Barrasso has a distinguished record back in Wyoming working on the state’s transportation infrastructure needs as the Chairman of the Transportation, Highways, and Military Affairs Committee in the State Senate. His experience will prove invaluable on the EPW Committee and will help improve Wyoming’s and our nation’s infrastructure.”