Sluggish White House Hamstrings Pruitt’s Agenda

Sluggish White House Hamstrings Pruitt’s Agenda

May 18, 2017

by Margarita Fournier, Copyright 2016 by Competitive Assets, LLC.  All rights reserved

On 5/17/17, EE News reported that “President Trump has so far failed to provide the U.S. EPA staffers needed to execute an aggressive deregulatory game plan…. There’s only one confirmed EPA official in place: Administrator Scott Pruitt. And Trump has made only one other EPA pick, Susan Bodine for enforcement chief, whose nomination was sent to the Senate yesterday.” The Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) “Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) told E&E News that he didn’t have a date set for Bodine’s hearing, although he is working with the panel’s ranking Democrat, Delaware Sen. Tom Carper, on scheduling one.” The article discusses the staffing situation at the EPA, compares its progress to previous administrations, and relates some of the relations from the Congress members

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