Bloomberg Law
Jan. 3, 2019, 8:12 PM

Wheeler’s Nomination as EPA Head Expected Once Shutdown Ends

Dean Scott
Dean Scott

President Donald Trump is expected to formally tap acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler as early as this month to be the agency’s permanent chief, the first step in what could be a drawn-out confirmation battle.

An administration official said the administration is eyeing sending Wheeler’s nomination to the Senate over the next two weeks or so. But the official cautioned that timing could depend on how soon Trump, the Republican-controlled Senate, and the new Democratic-controlled House end the shutdown that has involved the Environmental Protection Agency.

Wheeler was on Capitol Hill Jan. 3 to congratulate newly elected senators in what ...

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