WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), released the following statement welcoming Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) as a member of the EPW committee. Sen. Shelby is taking the committee seat that was vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.   

"I would like to personally welcome Senator Shelby as a member of our committee,” said Barrasso. “I look forward to working closely with him to pass legislation that will protect our nation’s environment, while growing our economy. His insights will be invaluable as our committee moves forward."