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IG, GAO Say EPA Needs More Staff, Funds Despite Agency's Buyout Push

September 11, 2017
Top EPA Inspector General and Government Accountability Office (GAO) officials are warning lawmakers that the agency's biggest needs to achieve its goals are more staffing and additional funding across a host of EPA offices, despite the Trump administration's push to cut staffing including through hundreds of buyouts by the end of September. At a Sept. 6 hearing of the House Energy & Commerce Committee's environment and oversight panels, Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-CA) questioned EPA Office of Inspector General (OIG) Counsel...

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