Without clean air to breathe, we can expect an increase in asthma attacks and other respiratory illnesses, especially among our most vulnerable communities, but also increased health care costs. Ms. McCarthy understands the serious and long-lasting impact that pollution can have on our health and our economy. She has proved herself to be a strong advocate for reasonable, responsible policy that prioritizes public health. With such impressive credentials, I am excited to see what this next chapter holds. I have no doubt that Ms. McCarthy understands that we must invest in a clean future if we are to save lives and save money. She should be confirmed as EPA administrator without delay.