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People: Senate confirms Wheeler as EPA deputy chief

April 12, 2018
The Senate has confirmed Andrew Wheeler, a former GOP Senate staffer and energy industry lobbyist, as EPA deputy administrator, ensuring that the Trump administration has a Senate-confirmed deputy who could lead the agency should Administrator Scott Pruitt leave due to ongoing ethics scandals. The Senate voted 53-45 to confirm Wheeler. Three Democrats -- Heidi Heitkamp (ND), Joe Donnelly (IN) and Joe Manchin (WV), who all face tough re-election races in November in states won by President Donald Trump -- all...

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