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EPA Budget Cuts Won't Fly, House Appropriators Tell Pruitt

Jun 16, 2017...EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s defense of the administration’s proposal to his agency’s budget by 30 percent are falling short with House appropriators, who are making clear that they’ll toss it aside when they write their Interior-Environment spending bill.

EPA Sets Aside $12 Million for Employee Buyouts in FY 2017 Democrats have criticized plans for deep cuts to the agency

May 22, 2017...The EPA is setting aside $12 million of its fiscal 2017 budget allocation for a previously announced plan to offer employee buyouts and incentives for early retirements as part of a Trump administration effort to cut the agency’s workforce, according to a memo from its chief financial officer, David A. Bloom.

Gaetz's Bill to Abolish EPA Gets Little Traction Environmental activists more concerned about the agency’s nominee for director

Feb 15, 2017...Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz’s bill to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency is not getting much traction in either party.

Some GOP Lawmakers Push Back Against EPA Cuts Decimating environmental agency could hurt — even in Trump country

Apr 4, 2017...As President Donald Trump introduces a series of budget cuts and regulatory rollbacks that would cripple the Environmental Protection Agency, he faces one unpredictable obstacle: resistance from fellow Republicans.

Despite Email Flap, Scott Pruitt Confirmed to Head EPA Court order unsealing records prompted calls to postpone vote

Feb 17, 2017...The Senate continued powering through its march on Cabinet confirmations, approving on Friday the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA, despite questions surrounding the appropriateness of his contacts with the fossil fuel industry.

Senate Democrats Plan All-Nighter Over EPA Nominee But Scott Pruitt is likely to be confirmed despite objections

Feb 16, 2017...Senate Democrats are planning to once again stage a series of overnight speeches on the Senate floor, this time in opposition to Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s nomination to head the EPA.

Dismantling Obama Climate Plan Won’t be Easy for Trump’s EPA Pick Pruitt Obama’s Clean Power Plan could withstand Trump administration challenges

Dec 9, 2016...Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, may find it difficult to deregulate many of President Barack Obama’s climate protection initiatives.

EPA Rule in Senate Crosshairs

Nov 2, 2015... Updated 2:30 p.m. | The Senate will consider legislation Tuesday overturning a piece of President Barack Obama's environmental agenda, but the votes may not be there for it to advance.

House Approves Flint-EPA Bill

Feb 10, 2016... Spurred by the lead poisoning crisis in Flint, Mich., the House voted 416-2 Wednesday to approve a bill requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to inform residents within 24 hours when tests show that drinking water is contaminated with lead.