WASHINGTON- U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement today on Scott Pruitt’s confirmation as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Chairman Smith: “I congratulate Administrator Scott Pruitt on his confirmation to take the helm of the Environmental Protection Agency.  Mr. Pruitt will be a tremendous leader in bringing together states, industry, and stakeholders to help decide what measures and rules work best for them.  Mr. Pruitt will be an invaluable asset in resetting the agenda on environmental improvement as we move forward.  I look forward to working with the Trump administration and Administrator Pruitt in bringing our country out of an era of red tape and into a more transparent age based on sound science.”