Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt is in the hot seat this week, taking pointed questions during two hearings on Thursday.
Pruitt answered questions in front of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittees addressing the EPA budget and what critics say is questionable behavior by Pruitt.
He defended his work at the EPA saying he’s aiding with the progress of water infrastructure, ending more than two dozen regulations and continuing to end what he calls “Washington’s power grab” of overreach and unnecessary regulation.
Pruitt also took questions about the renewable fuel standard (RFS).
AgDay national reporter Betsy Jibben covers the hearing and has sound from Pruitt; Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture; Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa); and Paul Jeschke, a farmer from Mazon, Illinois.