WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), praised the Senate’s vote to confirm the nomination of William Wehrum to serve as assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Senate voted 49 to 47 to confirm Wehrum.

“Bill Wehrum is the right person to be the head of the Environmental Protection Agency’s air office,” said Barrasso. “The EPA’s air office has been responsible for creating the agency’s most punishing regulations. Bill Wehrum’s three decades of environmental policy experience will be enormously helpful as he works to cut red tape, protect America’s air, and allow our economy to grow.”

Background Information:

On October 4, 2017, the EPW Committee held a hearing on Wehrum’s nomination.

On October 25, 2017, the EPW Committee advanced Wehrum’s nomination at a committee business meeting.