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Congressman Steve Russell

Representing the 5th District of Oklahoma


Congressman Russell Commends Scott Pruitt’s Senate Confirmation

February 17, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) issued the following statement congratulating Scott Pruitt on being confirmed as the new Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

“I congratulate Scott Pruitt on his confirmation to lead the EPA. I can’t think of a better person for the job. The rest of the country is about to learn what we in Oklahoma have known for a long time. Administrator Scott Pruitt is a leader with tremendous knowledge and appreciation for the Constitution, as well as a great understanding of the role federal regulations play on our government and its people. With his knowledge and experience working with environmental and regulatory issues, I have the utmost confidence that Administrator Pruitt will not burden America’s businesses with unnecessary regulations, and he will certainly return the EPA back to an agency that seeks to improve our environment without harming our economy.”