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Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement today on meeting with Governor Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump’s intended nominee to be to be Secretary of the Department of Energy, and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, the intended nominee to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

“Today, I had the pleasure of meeting with my friend, former Governor Rick Perry. I deeply admire and respect Governor Perry’s dedicated service to the state of Texas, and I know he has the right experience and skills to serve our nation as the next Secretary of the Department of Energy. I look forward to having a partner in Governor Perry as we continue working to reform the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), a badly mismanaged federal program that has harmed taxpayers across Arizona.

“I also had a productive meeting with Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, during which we discussed some of the top challenges facing Arizona, including the gross overreach of the Obama Administration’s EPA. Over the last eight years, the EPA has burdened our state with onerous rules and regulations that have cost Arizona families and businesses billions of dollars. I believe Attorney General Pruitt will do an excellent job in reining-in the EPA and ensuring this administration complies with the laws of our nation.

“I am pleased with both of these qualified nominees and look forward to supporting their nominations when they are considered by the Senate this year.”