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EPA Out of Step With White House, House Republicans Tell Regan

May 17, 2022, 8:18 PM

House Republicans tried to frame the EPA’s agenda as out of step with the Biden administration’s broader agenda during a Tuesday budget hearing, leading Administrator Michael Regan to repeatedly dismiss the notion.

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) led the charge, saying the administration wants to lower food prices while the Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to ban pesticides, and the White House wants to increase semiconductor manufacturing while the EPA is cracking down on the PFAS chemicals that go into chips.

“Based on the various proposals and actions from your agency, I have to question whether these goals are shared broadly ...