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Latest News: EPA chief Scott Pruitt to face extra questions from Congress

The embattled head of the Environmental Safety Company will face extra questions Wednesday from lawmakers about his conduct and spending since taking on on the company.

This time, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt will testify earlier than a Senate Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the company’s finances.

Pruitt is underneath a number of investigations into the price of his safety element, journey, pay raises for aides, alleged retaliation in opposition to whistleblowers, and his time renting a rental in a Capitol Hill townhouse related to lobbyists.

On Monday the company’s inspector basic agreed to look into whether or not he improperly used a number of EPA e-mail accounts for official enterprise.

The rating Democrat on the committee, Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico, has known as for Pruitt to resign and said Tuesday that he’ll “maintain Pruitt accountable for his unethical conduct” in Wednesday’s listening to.

Additionally on Tuesday, six Democrats on a separate Senate committee with oversight of EPA known as for Pruitt to testify earlier than their committee, saying {that a} new letter from the inspector basic straight contradicts Pruitt’s testimony to 2 Home subcommittees final month.

In that letter to Atmosphere and Public Works Committee Rating Member Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., on Monday the EPA’s inner watchdog stated Pruitt requested a 24/7 safety element earlier than his first day on the company.

Pruitt is scheduled to testify earlier than a Senate Appropriations subcommittee at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

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