On Wednesday President Trump formally nominated acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) director to lead the agency.
The White House said Trump sent Wheeler’s nomination to the Senate, making good on a promise he made in November, The Hill reports.
“I am honored and grateful that President Trump has nominated me to lead the Environmental Protection Agency,” Wheeler said in a statement. “For me, there is no greater responsibility than protecting human health and the environment, and I look forward to carrying out this essential task on behalf of the American public.”
EPA is currently operating with a skeleton staff because of the ongoing partial government shutdown.