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House Democrats Force GOP Votes On FY19 Oversight Of Pruitt's Ethics

June 07, 2018
House Democrats used an appropriations panel markup of EPA's fiscal year 2019 funding bill to force GOP votes on amendments targeting agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's ethics problems, but Republicans largely rejected the efforts -- including a proposal to increase funding for EPA's inspector general (IG), which is investigating several ethics issues. The votes during the June 6 markup highlight that Democrats are increasingly using Pruitt's various travel, security and spending scandals as a political tool to not only criticize the...

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