Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) is a co-chairman of the Congressional Natural Gas Caucus.
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. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.