"Senate Dem: Pruitt Isn’t Cooperating With ‘Privacy Booth’ Probe"

"The top Senate Democrat overseeing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) funding said Monday the EPA isn’t cooperating with a high-profile spending investigation.

Sen. Tom Udall (N.M.) implored EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to cooperate with the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) probe into the more than $43,000 the agency spent to install a “privacy booth.”

Udall, who sits on the Senate Appropriations Committee’s subcommittee for EPA, said in a letter that the agency has not provided documents to the GAO, despite investigators’ multiple contacts."

Timothy Cama reports for The Hill March 19, 2018.


"Travel Costs for EPA Chief’s Security Detail Topped $30,000 On Italy Trip" (Washington Post)

"New Documents Show Nearly $68,000 In Recent Premium Flights, Hotel Stays for EPA’s Pruitt" (Washington Post)

"New Travel Costs Revealed for EPA Head Amid Ongoing Scrutiny" (AP)

"Pruitt Aide Didn't Have To Sign Trump Ethics Pledge" (Greenwire)

"Cost of Pruitt's Italy trip rises above $84,000" (The Hill)

"From Scandals to Secrecy, the Curious Similarities Between Trump’s and Reagan’s EPA" (DeSmog)

"Editorial: The Swamp, Only Swampier" (Weekly Standard)

Source: The Hill, 03/21/2018