Congressman Wants Special HHS, EPA Hiring Law Curbed

Law360, New York (September 14, 2012, 8:09 PM EDT) -- Rep. Joe Pitts, R-Pa., on Friday questioned the U.S Department of Health and Human Services and Environmental Protection Agency's increased use of a law allowing them to hire scientists at a rate above the typical pay limit for federal employees, saying the rampant use was contrary to its original intent.

The lawmaker made the remarks while chairing a panel of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on health, which was convened to discuss the U.S. Government Accountability Office's July report showing that HHS' use of a...
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