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EPA’s Scott Pruitt Spent $1,560 of Taxpayer Money on 12 Pens

EPA’s Scott Pruitt Spent $1,560 of Taxpayer Money on 12 Pens

Friday, June 1, 2018

WASHINGTON –  Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt spent $1,560 in taxpayer money on 12 custom fountain pens emblazoned with his signature and the agency’s seal, according to internal emails obtained by the Sierra Club through a public records request.

In addition to the pens, Pruitt purchased personalized journals that brought the total cost to $3,230, The Washington Post reported.

“Scott Pruitt couldn’t be entrusted to keep watch over a child’s piggy bank,” said EWG President Ken Cook. “He’d just as quickly drain it and waste the loot on extravagance – as he has done repeatedly with taxpayers’ hard-earned money.”

The cost of each pen was $130, which is $4 more than what the average recipient of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits gets in a month to help them put enough food on the table.

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