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Senate votes on party lines to confirm Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator
CNBC ^ | 2/17/2017 | Tom DiChristopher

Posted on 02/17/2017 10:29:04 AM PST by rb22982

The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday in a mostly party line vote.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 115th; climatechange; draintheswamp; epa; epaadm; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; maga; pruitt; pruittconfirmed; senate; trump; trumpcabinet; trumpenvironment; trumpepa; trumpwinsagain; winning
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About time!
1 posted on 02/17/2017 10:29:04 AM PST by rb22982
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To: rb22982

Great news


2 posted on 02/17/2017 10:30:21 AM PST by samtheman (Trump won bigly. Trump governs bigly. His critics don't get bigly.)
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To: rb22982
The Dems look so stupid with their all nighter...which no one attends anyways.
3 posted on 02/17/2017 10:30:30 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: rb22982

4 posted on 02/17/2017 10:30:52 AM PST by Red Badger (If "Majority Rule" was so important in South Africa, why isn't it that way here?.......)
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To: rb22982

OMG ,they’ll need more Kleenex at the EPA ,LOL


5 posted on 02/17/2017 10:31:23 AM PST by butlerweave
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To: rb22982

Chucky loses... again.


6 posted on 02/17/2017 10:31:26 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: rb22982

Excellent.

Pruitt is going to cause some idiot libs to have nervous breakdowns.


7 posted on 02/17/2017 10:32:03 AM PST by Conserv
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To: rb22982

Every vote has been along party lines. They need to just invoke the nuclear option and be done with it.


8 posted on 02/17/2017 10:32:06 AM PST by BuffaloJack (The Democrats haven't been this aggitated since Lincoln took away their slaves.)
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To: rb22982

Good deal!


9 posted on 02/17/2017 10:32:25 AM PST by kjam22 (America need forgiveness from God)
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To: Sacajaweau

..and no one watches or pays any attention to them.

As Rush said over 25 years ago, with the Left it’s “Style over Substance”, they do stupid stunts to show “solidarity” and “concern” for the crisis du jour..............


10 posted on 02/17/2017 10:33:21 AM PST by Red Badger (If "Majority Rule" was so important in South Africa, why isn't it that way here?.......)
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To: Conserv

Wait until the EPA releases a directive stating that Global Warming is not an event caused by mankind.


11 posted on 02/17/2017 10:33:40 AM PST by kjam22 (America need forgiveness from God)
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To: rb22982

Outstanding!


12 posted on 02/17/2017 10:36:18 AM PST by pgkdan (The Silent Majority Stands With TRUMP!)
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To: rb22982

We could have done this 3 weeks ago and already have the EPA gutted. I don’t understand the dawdling around and dilly dally. It is total bull crap that we don’t have Gorsuch seated and voting on SCOTUS and I heard that these Rinos and not even going to START with his processing until MARCH 27. Why don’t you come back from your unearned paid vacations and just nuke him in and cut the crap. WE WON THE ELECTION!!


13 posted on 02/17/2017 10:36:45 AM PST by WENDLE (Trump RULES IMMIGRATION!! Sanctuary crap will STOP or no money. ZERO!!)
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To: All

Now this my friends, is a win. Great news. This has been a renegade, out of control agency for a Long time.


14 posted on 02/17/2017 10:38:00 AM PST by gibsonguy
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To: rb22982

15 posted on 02/17/2017 10:38:52 AM PST by jonrick46 (The Left has a mental illness: A totalitarian psyche.)
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To: rb22982

EPA office, sometime in March...


16 posted on 02/17/2017 10:39:23 AM PST by COBOL2Java (1 Tim 2:1-3)
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To: rb22982

Hopefully there is nothing in all those emails the judge ordered released next Tuesday.


17 posted on 02/17/2017 10:39:34 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: rb22982

Bu..bu...but... the dem senators stayed alllll night! They couldn’t stop it?


18 posted on 02/17/2017 10:39:45 AM PST by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: rb22982
!
19 posted on 02/17/2017 10:41:39 AM PST by arthurus
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To: rb22982

Now gut that rogue agency.


20 posted on 02/17/2017 10:43:16 AM PST by beethovenfan (I always try to maximize my carbon footprint.)
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To: rb22982

Get a cup of coffee. Then start firing people by the thousands.


21 posted on 02/17/2017 10:43:51 AM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: butlerweave

Perhaps their pink slips will suffice


22 posted on 02/17/2017 10:44:00 AM PST by onona (Keeping the faith will be our new directive for the republic !)
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To: rb22982

This just MADE MY DAY!!!!!!!!!!!

Because of an activity I love, I did volunteer work for that cause & the majority of people who also do it are Envirowhackos. I kept my head down & my mouth shut because I was badly outnumbered - the one time I spoke up (one-on-one situation), the person I was “discussing” an issue with got very nasty & made it personal. Anyway, two years ago, I gave up that activity, but am still in very occasional touch with a couple of the people in that group. I can tell you that they are going to be SUICIDAL over Pruitt being head of the EPA. The venom will be dripping knee deep every time his name comes up & they will probably be bald from tearing their hair out in frustration. They are also on the Social Justice bandwagon - anything Trump will further enhance their mental illness. I cannot begin to tell you how HAPPY all of this makes me.

BTW, the next time I have to see any of them socially (probably at the funeral of the next one in the group who dies - that was the occasion of the last time I saw a bunch of them), I will be wearing my Ivanka Trump perfume.


23 posted on 02/17/2017 10:44:25 AM PST by Qiviut (Obama's Legacy in two words: DONALD TRUMP)
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To: kjam22

“Wait until the EPA releases a directive stating that Global Warming is not an event caused by mankind.”

Or there is no GW in the first place.


24 posted on 02/17/2017 10:44:40 AM PST by sagar
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Wow, the Democrat Thug Party is standing in complete opposition to us.


25 posted on 02/17/2017 10:46:11 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Red Badger

How do you spell TRUMP?

W

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26 posted on 02/17/2017 10:46:16 AM PST by HombreSecreto (The life of a repo man is always intense)
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To: sagar

Yep.... they will freak out.


27 posted on 02/17/2017 10:47:56 AM PST by kjam22 (America need forgiveness from God)
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To: DoodleDawg

“Hopefully there is nothing in all those emails the judge ordered released next Tuesday.”

That is a bit of a worry. You could take almost anyone’s e-mail and with enough slicing and dicing make it into something. No doubt Chuckee S or Chuckee Todd will be looking for something, anything.


28 posted on 02/17/2017 10:48:09 AM PST by gibsonguy
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To: rb22982

Another good win. There have been losses (Labor was self-inflicted and should have withdrawn his name sooner, plus General Flynn was taken down by Ctrl-Left moles inside our government), but it’s mostly big wins.

I just pray that President Trump will continue doing the right thing, build the wall, deport illegals, repeal Obamacare, and cut the size of FedGov - quickly on all of them before outside events intervene.


29 posted on 02/17/2017 10:49:48 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: rb22982

Actually it was bipartisan with Heitkamp and Manchin supporting Pruitt.


30 posted on 02/17/2017 10:50:41 AM PST by georgiarat (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize - Volttai)
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To: kjam22

T-3: Nominated as the head of EPA
T-2: Confirmed as the head of EPA
T-1: Head the EPA
Liftoff: Dissolve the EPA


31 posted on 02/17/2017 10:50:59 AM PST by sagar
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To: Conserv
This process has been unbelievable this week. The more manical dems were so unhinged with their overnight whinefest and other maneuvers. It would've been impossible (except for that idiot Collins) for anyone to come over to their side because of their antics.

One can only conclude that they don't want to stop the confirmations. What they want is the issue as something to rally their voters.

They got their scalps with Flynn (undeserved) and Pruitt (deserved...too much pro-invader history).

Now, it's time for President Trump and AG Sessions to DRAIN THE SWAMP!!

32 posted on 02/17/2017 10:51:21 AM PST by grania
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To: rb22982
This is arguably the biggest WIN so far!

Go Pruitt! Go Trump!

GUT THE HELL OUT OF THE WORST ROGUE AGENCY IN DC!

33 posted on 02/17/2017 10:53:21 AM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a' white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: rb22982

What’s the EPAs equivalent to State’s 7th floor?

Regardless,they all need to go. It’s an open secret that over the decades, but especially under Obama, the EPA has long outsourced almost all its “research” and policy work to the Sierra Club and other leftwing environmental organizations.


34 posted on 02/17/2017 10:53:38 AM PST by Obadiah (Democrats continue their crusade against normal.)
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To: grania

I think you mean Puzder (Sec of Labor), not Pruitt ...


35 posted on 02/17/2017 10:54:38 AM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a' white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: rb22982

Great! Now start taking it apart.


36 posted on 02/17/2017 10:55:15 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers, all armed conservatives)
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To: gibsonguy

AGREED. Pruitt needs to clean house COMPLETELY. If your and EPA employee from the Obama years “YOU’RE FIRED!”


37 posted on 02/17/2017 10:55:43 AM PST by LeonardFMason (426)
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To: rb22982

More winning and I’m still not sick of it!


38 posted on 02/17/2017 10:56:13 AM PST by RC one (The 2nd Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances)
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To: rb22982

https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/hr861/BILLS-115hr861ih.pdf

115TH
CONGRESS
1ST
SESSION
H. R. 861
To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency.

SECTION 1. TERMINATION OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PRO-TECTION AGENCY.

The Environmental Protection Agency shall termi-
nate on December 31, 2018.


39 posted on 02/17/2017 10:57:13 AM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: rb22982

The dems are trying to make Trumps team appear to be partisan and controversial by party lining every appointment. Years from now, this will be looked back upon as a second moment in our history when people took back the reigns of government, without violence, but not without a fight. Lets hope the establishment that is fighting to keep its power over the people today will have been relegated to the trash heap by then.


40 posted on 02/17/2017 10:59:06 AM PST by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them)
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To: rb22982

They are starting to crack. 2 jumped party !

“Democrats Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia, both from energy-producing states, said they will vote with Republicans to confirm Pruitt. Just one GOP senator, Susan Collins of Maine, said she would vote against Pruitt.

The final vote was 52 to 46 in favor of confirmation.”


41 posted on 02/17/2017 11:00:47 AM PST by Pikachu_Dad ("the media are selling you a line of soap")
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To: onona
Perhaps their pink slips will suffice

I though they were all going to resign anyhow than work for DJT.
42 posted on 02/17/2017 11:01:08 AM PST by Delphster
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To: georgiarat

Agreed / just copy/pasted the title as it was written


43 posted on 02/17/2017 11:01:49 AM PST by rb22982
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To: rb22982

The fascist, obstructionist “Democrats” need to knock of their BS and get this done. Clintoonie lost. They need to get over it and “move on”.


44 posted on 02/17/2017 11:02:19 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As long as tyranny exists, the Constitution and Bill of Right will never be "outdated" or "obsolete")
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To: rb22982

This is one of the most important appointments by President Trump. The EPA needs to be gutted root and branch. It’s become a communist anti-America agency hell-bent on destroying the economy through regulation and fiat.

God Bless President Trump and Secretary Pruitt.


45 posted on 02/17/2017 11:04:37 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: butlerweave

Hopefully they’ll need some cardboard boxes and packing tape.


46 posted on 02/17/2017 11:04:58 AM PST by lacrew
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To: rb22982

Go to the department that chokes the life out of farmers. Advise them that 5 people will remain employed at the end of the day. They will be the ones who can shred and reverse the most regulations by 5 pm. Go.

Go to the department that ordered guns, ammo and military hardware for the EPA. Fire the lot of them and put a permanent toxic employee memo in their govt. file.

Go to the department that spilled the gold mine holding pond into the river in CO. Assign them to monitoring field mouse populations in Alaska’s north slope, with a pay cut.


47 posted on 02/17/2017 11:10:22 AM PST by lurk (TEat)
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To: Pikachu_Dad

Joe knows that Trump just saved his state with yesterday’s signed HR but a continuation of Obama’s EPA actions would kill it for good.


48 posted on 02/17/2017 11:10:24 AM PST by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Pikachu_Dad

Joe Manchin - coal. Heitkamp - fracking. Re-election year 2018 and 2018. In 2019, if they are still in the Senate, they will return to the fold. And they are given permission to vote their intelligence on this one issue, although Manchin votes intelligently more often than that.


49 posted on 02/17/2017 11:12:03 AM PST by bIlluminati (Comey - Obstructing justice since 1995!)
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To: bassmaner

Thank you for the correction. I did mean Puzder for Secretary of Labor.


50 posted on 02/17/2017 11:32:58 AM PST by grania
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