Senate Dems Say EPA Pick's Lobbying Past Makes Her Unfit
Law360, New York (May 16, 2017, 6:27 PM EDT) -- Two Democratic senators are questioning the EPA about its recent decision to appoint an ex-lobbyist for an association of electric cooperatives to a leadership position, saying in a news release announcing a letter sent to the agency on Tuesday that she "appears to be unable to perform virtually any of the duties of the job due to her ethics conflicts."
U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., sent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt a letter Tuesday requesting information about Elizabeth Tate Bennett, who he appointed as deputy associate administrator for intergovernmental relations at the agency's Office of...
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