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Democrats Reassured Over EPA IG Nominee But Fault Dropped Inquiries

November 1, 2019
Key Democratic senators indicated they will likely support Sean O’Donnell, the Trump administration’s nominee to be EPA’s next Inspector General (IG), after he reassured them at his Oct. 30 confirmation hearing before the Senate environment committee that he will doggedly pursue investigations of waste, fraud and abuse. But Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), the committee’s ranking member, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) both raised concerns about the Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) decision in 2018 to end two ethics investigations...

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