Pruitt Through Committee Following Rule Suspension

Feb 02, 2017
Chairman John Barrasso
Senator Barrasso

WASHINGTON, DC - Following the strategy of other Senate committees, today Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) suspended rules requiring members of the minority party to be present to establish a quorum so his committee could advance the nomination of President Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt now moves to the full Senate for a vote. A simple majority is all that is required there, however, no date for the vote has been set yet.