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Report: Scott Pruitt to Testify Before Senate on Scandals, Ethics Violations

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For Immediate Release: 
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

WASHINGTON – According to press reports, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt will appear before the full Senate Environment and Public Works Committee sometime in August to answer questions about the multiple federal investigations and other scandals he faces.

The Republican chairman of the EPW committee, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., announced the upcoming hearing today.

“There is no other official in the Trump administration who has more to answer for regarding violating federal ethics laws and looting taxpayers than Scott Pruitt,” said EWG President Cook. “The committee should require Mr. Pruitt to raise his hand and testify under oath. So far he’s just given Congress the middle finger.”  

The last time Pruitt sat before a Congressional hearing, he claimed his then-aide, Millan Hupp, did personal favors for him on her own time, which was later proven false.

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