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Congress: Senate Democrats seek 'transparency' commitments from Pruitt

March 20, 2017
Democrats on the Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee are asking EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to commit to promoting transparency and accountability at the agency, including by correcting allegedly false statements during his confirmation hearing after learning that he was not “fully forthcoming and truthful with the Committee in advance of your confirmation.” EPW ranking member Tom Carper (D-DE), along with Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Shelton Whitehouse (D-RI), Edward Markey (D-MA) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), ask Pruitt in a...

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