Expect GOP Plaudits for Pruitt But Not EPA Budget at Hearing

June 9, 2017, 10:00 AM

EPA chief Scott Pruitt will likely get a warm welcome from Republican appropriators next week despite bipartisan opposition to the agency’s fiscal year 2018 budget, a GOP lawmaker told Bloomberg BNA.

Republicans are applauding the agency’s regulatory rollbacks, and that praise will likely set the tone for Pruitt’s maiden testimony on Capitol Hill as administrator, said Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, which oversees the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget.

Members on both sides of the aisle, however, are poised to ...

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