Washington, D.C. - Today, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following statement after the full Senate confirmed Gina McCarthy to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

Senator Boxer said: "I am so pleased that the full Senate has confirmed Gina McCarthy to be EPA Administrator, because she is the right person for the job. With more than three decades of public service experience, Gina has a deep understanding that public health and a growing economy depend on clean air and clean water. Gina McCarthy has worked for five Republican Governors and a Democratic President, and she will lead EPA in a way that protects the health and safety of the American people."

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved the nomination of Gina McCarthy to be EPA Administrator on May 16.