Senate Confirms Pruitt as EPA Administrator

The United States Senate voted to confirm Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator this afternoon, by a vote of 52-46. The vote took place as scheduled and fell largely along party lines. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) was the lone Republican to vote against Mr. Pruitt, while two Democrats, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) voted for him.  Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN) did not vote. Mr. Pruitt is expected to be sworn in at 5:00 PM today.

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