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Pruitt Faces Scrutiny For Ethics During Budget Hearing

09:37AM May 17, 2018
Democrats said they were compelled to delay action on Pruitt because the nominee had failed to substantively answer their questions about rules governing lead in gasoline, air pollution and toxic chemicals.

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking fire from both sides of the aisle as major agricultural issues linger.

Administrator Scott Pruitt faced scrutiny during his hearing before the Senate Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and related agencies on Wednesday.

The hearing was supposed to look at the fiscal year 2019 budget request for the EPA. Instead, it focused heavily on recent ethnics concerns and policy decisions.

AgDay national reporter Betsy Jibben has coverage from the hearing.

5/17/18 Pruitt's Hearing