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  1. Trump's Government Ethics Appointee Gets Questioned By Senate CommitteeRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | National Public Radio

    Emory Rounds III, President Trump's nominee to lead the Office of Government Ethics, got a warm if brief welcome Wednesday from a Senate committee. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., summed up senators' concerns about OGE, which has gone toe-to-toe with the Trump White House several times.

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  2. EPA chief Scott Pruitt spent $10,000 redecorating his office with Smithsonian artworkRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Daily Mail

    Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt spent nearly $10,000 decorating his office with paintings from the Smithsonian, a refurbished desk, and framed items, it has been reported. The EPA paid the Smithsonian Institution $1,950 so that it would deliver three paintings loaned to Pruitt's executive office suite.

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  3. Senators press Pruitt for details on new legal defense fund Source: APRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Fox 23

    Four Senate Democrats asked Scott Pruitt on Monday for details about a new legal defense fund to help the Environmental Protection Agency administrator as he weathers a series of federal ethics investigations. Pruitt confirmed at a Senate hearing last week that people he did not identify have created the legal defense fund in his behalf, but he gave no specifics on its operation.

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  4. Senators press Pruitt for details on new legal defense fund - Mon, 21 May 2018 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 21 | The Spokesman-Review

    Four Senate Democrats asked Scott Pruitt on Monday for details about a new legal defense fund to help the Environmental Protection Agency administrator as he weathers a series of federal ethics investigations. Pruitt confirmed at a Senate hearing last week that people he did not identify have created the legal defense fund in his behalf, but he gave no specifics on its operation.

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  5. Real Corruption: The Scott Pruitt StoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 18 | Crooks and Liars

    This post appears in Draining The Swamp , part of our ongoing series Broken Promises , a project to track the campaign promises of Donald Trump and if they hold true. Yes, Pruitt seems to be a terrible, self-centered person, who spares no expense on himself as long as someone else foots the bill.

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  6. Congressmen: Outlook for Highway Trust Fund grimRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 18 | Trucker

    The Highway Trust Fund is on its last legs and needs to be propped up with an ongoing influx of funds. Legislators, stakeholders and others took that message to a Coalition for America's Gateways & Trade Corridors 2018 annual meeting here May 16. Among the funding mechanisms discussed were some form of vehicle mileage tax and levying a tax on electric vehicles as revenues from the traditional federal taxes on gasoline and diesel decline with more fuel-efficient vehicles.

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  7. Industry Leaders Lament Infrastructure Delays at RoundtableRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 17 | Transport Topics

    If the prevailing wisdom seems to be in favor of getting on with repairing old and building new U.S. infrastructure, why does the nation seem to be in a state of inertia in getting the job done? That was the first question posed on May 17 to a panel of business, labor and congressional leaders at a Business Roundtable event for Infrastructure Week, which is marked nationally by education and advocacy events that highlight the state of roads, bridges, rails, ports, airports and more. The answers ranged from the usual complaints that bureaucratic red tape is stalling construction projects to Congress' reluctance to raise the gas tax to fund road and bridge projects.

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  8. Medill News Service: Bolten, Dimon call for more investment as latest ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 17 | MarketWatch

    America's "antiquated" roads, bridges, aviation system, and rail lines suffer from funding and legislative "inertia," business leaders and members of Congress declared during an Infrastructure Week event. At a moderated discussion Thursday at the Business Roundtable, speakers highlighted the stagnation of U.S. infrastructure, which was recently given a D-plus rating by the American Society of Civil Engineers in its latest Infrastructure Report Card.

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  9. EPA Chief Scott Pruitt To Be Grilled In Capitol Hill Hearing WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 16 | WMAL-AM Washington

    Scott Pruitt, the embattled administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, is expected to face questions about his spending and alleged ethical transgressions at a Capitol Hill hearing Wednesday on the agency's budget. In his last congressional testimony, about three weeks ago, Pruitt was pressed about his unprecedented security detail, travel practices and massive raises given to aides.

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  10. EPA chief Scott Pruitt to face more questions from CongressRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 16 | KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

    The embattled head of the Environmental Protection Agency will face more questions Wednesday from lawmakers about his conduct and spending since taking over at the agency. Pruitt is under multiple investigations into the cost of his security detail, travel, pay raises for aides, alleged retaliation against whistleblowers, and his time renting a condo in a Capitol Hill townhouse connected to lobbyists.

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  11. Senate panel expected to grill Scott Pruitt on WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 16 | KXLY-TV Spokane

    Scott Pruitt, the embattled administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, is expected to face questions about his spending and alleged ethical transgressions at a Capitol Hill hearing Wednesday on the agency's budget. In his last congressional testimony, about three weeks ago, Pruitt was pressed about his unprecedented security detail, travel practices and massive raises given to aides.

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  12. Inspector general looking into Pruitt email accountsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 15 | The Columbian

    The Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general is opening an investigation into Administrator Scott Pruitt's use of multiple email accounts. Inspector General Arthur Elkins said in a letter released Tuesday that his office will review the matter, the latest in a series of federal investigations of Pruitt's travel, security and spending and other issues.

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  13. EPA inspector general investigating Pruitt email accountsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 15 | Connecticut Post

    In this April 26, 2018 file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt listen to questions as he testifies before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pruitt demanded and received unprecedented around-the-clock armed security protection on his very first day at the agency.

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  14. Senate Democrats prod John Barrasso to hold hearing on Pruitt scandalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 15 | Washington Examiner

    Senate Democrats are prodding the Republican leadership to hold a special oversight hearing on Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's lavish travel expenses, retaliation against staff, and a laundry list of other ethical concerns. Six Democrats sent a letter to Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman John Barrasso, R-Wyo., on Tuesday, asking him to hold the hearing.

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  15. EPA's Scott Pruitt demanded 24/7 security from first day on jobRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 15 | CBS News

    An internal watchdog at the Environmental Protection Agency said that Administrator Scott Pruitt demanded and received unprecedented, around-the-clock protection from armed officers on his first day - a detail that appears at odds with past claims that the stepped-up security measures came in EPA Inspector General Arthur Elkins said in letters to Democratic senators that Pruitt himself initiated the 24-hour protection, which far exceeds the part-time security afforded to past EPA administrators.

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  16. EPA requested 24/7 security for Pruitt on day one, internal watchdog saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 15 | WJOL-AM Joliet

    Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt requested a 24/7 security detail when he was confirmed as administrator, according to a publicly released letter from an internal watchdog to members of Congress. According to the internal watchdog's letter, the EPA division that oversees security and criminal investigations made the decision "after being informed that Mr. Pruitt requested 24/7 protection once he was confirmed as Administrator.

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  17. EPA chief Pruitt asked for 24/7 security from Day One, watchdog saysRead the original story

    Tuesday May 15 | UnionLeader.com

    ... general's office "played no role in this decision," Elkins added. The letter was addressed to Democratic Senator Tom Carper of Delaware, who had asked the office how and why Pruitt was getting 24-hour protection. "EPA's Protective Service Detail ...

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  18. Emails Show EPA Officials Planned For 24/7 Security BEFORE Pruitt Took OfficeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 14 | The Daily Caller

    A letter from the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Inspector General kicked off a wave of reports claiming Administrator Scott Pruitt requested a 24/7 security detail when he was confirmed in 2017. However, The Daily Caller News Foundation obtained emails that show EPA officials discussed options to enhance Pruitt's security before the Senate confirmed him.

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  19. Us Epa chief Scott Pruitt asked for 24/7 security from day one of taking office: watchdogRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 14 | The Raw Story

    ... "played no role in this decision." The inspector general released the detail in a letter to Democratic Senator Tom Carper of Delaware, who had asked the office how and why Pruitt was getting 24-hour protection. During hearings last month, Pruitt, ...

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  20. Pruitt Demanded 24/7 Armed Security on First Day, EPA Watchdog SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 14 | Bloomberg

    An internal watchdog at the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that Administrator Scott Pruitt demanded and received unprecedented, around-the-clock protection from armed officers on his first day - a detail that appears at odds with past claims that the stepped-up security measures came in direct response to death threats. EPA Inspector General Arthur Elkins said in letters to Democratic senators that Pruitt himself initiated the 24-hour-a day protection, which far exceeds the part-time security afforded to past EPA administrators.

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