Key Dem: EPA chief should be ‘held accountable’ for soundproof booth expense

March 14, 2018

By Miranda Green –

The top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee is calling for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to testify over the installation of his $43,000 soundproof booth.

Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) tweeted Wednesday, “While I’m glad GAO is investigating, it’s long past time for Congressional Republicans to hold Administrator Pruitt accountable for his abuse of taxpayer funds. It’s time for Pruitt to explain himself before our committee.”

The lawmaker weighed in on news that Pruitt’s previously reported request for a soundproof booth would be costing taxpayers tens of thousands dollars more than previously estimated.

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