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Senate Democrats Blast Wheeler Confirmation Prep Amid EPA Shutdown

January 11, 2019
Senate Democrats are blasting EPA's use of staffing resources during the government shutdown to prepare for acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler's imminent Senate confirmation hearing, charging that the move could be unlawful and conflicts with the agency's formal shutdown contingency plan. “We are concerned that preparations for your confirmation hearing may be occurring using resources that are not described in or authorized under EPA's Contingency Plan,” Sens. Tom Carper (D-DE), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD),...

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