Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) is a co-chairman of the Congressional Natural Gas Caucus.
Murphy also suggested in a statement that he believed Schumer was blocking the screening.
Nothing of the sort, said Schumer’s committee staff director.
Reporting this afternoon that the screening was good to go, staff director Jean Bordewich said there was no controversy in the lead-up to approval.
“There are four oversight entities that must review and approve CVC event requests. This request was initially questioned by our oversight staff, who asked for more information,” Bordewich said. “Both Democratic and Republican staff bicamerally were reminded yesterday by the CVC staff that it had not been resolved. We reviewed it and it was approved by all parties [Friday] with the same provisions as the event related to ‘Gasland.’ This is standard operating procedure, nothing unusual.”
Rep. Bill Cassidy has his blood drawn by Alesha Barbour during a free hepatitis screening in the Rayburn House Office Building hosted by the Congressional Viral Hepatitis Caucus to recognize "National Viral Hepatitis Testing Day."
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