EPA's Scott Pruitt, Subject Of Many Ethics Probes, Plays Defense Before Senate

If Scott Pruitt arrived on Capitol Hill expecting to be grilled Wednesday, he did not have to wait long to see that expectation fulfilled. The Environmental Protection Agency administrator, who is facing a series of federal ethics investigations some 15 months into his tenure, fielded reproaches from both sides of the aisle during testimony before a Senate appropriations subcommittee.

“I’m being asked — really, constantly asked — to comment on security, on housing and on travel, instead of seeing articles about your efforts to return the agency to its core mission. I’m reading about your interactions with representatives of the industries that you regulate,” said Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, GOP chairwoman of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies subcommittee.

It is not Pruitt’s first visit to…

Original published: 2018-05-16 13:31:00 Read the full New York City News here


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