The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is expanding an investigation into alleged ethical and spending abuses by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.
The request also comes amid intensifying scrutiny of Perrotta, the former Secret Service agent at the epicenter of mostdecisions to boost spending on security at the EPA, including around-the-clock bodyguards for Pruitt and biometric locks in his office. The Government Accountability Office says any amount over $5,000 required notification of the Appropriations Committees in Congress. Because EPA used federal money in a manner specifically prohibited by law, Armstrong said the agency also violated the Antideficiency Act, and is legally obligated to report that violation to Congress.
In addition, Gowdy wrote that the EPA "has failed to produce all the documents" he requested in February related to Pruitt's frequent first- and business-class flights, which The Washington Post had reported about in detail days earlier. The only question, therefore, was whether the booth installation met the definition of using funds to "furnish, redecorate, purchase furniture for or make improvements for" the administrator's office.
EPA spent about $25,000 on the privacy booth and an additional $18,000 on costs associated with modifying a storage closet connected to Pruitt's office to accommodate it. In its report, the GAO explicitly said it drew "no conclusions" about whether or not the privacy booth was necessary for secure communications.
Back in December, Pruitt told the House Energy and Commerce Committee he needed the equipment to conduct secure conversations with White House officials.
Pruitt's continued leadership of the environmental agency has been under fire since the revelation two weeks ago that he lived in a bargain-priced Capitol Hill condo tied to a fossil fuels lobbyist.
Pacers steal mojo and Game 1 from the Cavaliers: 3 takeaways
The top-seeded Rockets had their hands full with the No. 8 Timberwolves on a night where Houston made just 10 of 37 3-pointers. Cleveland All-Star Small Forward LeBron James earned a triple-double with 24 points, 12 assists, and 10 rebounds.
Zempilas also pointed out the speeches from the dignitaries dragged on for "way too long" and were a little "self-indulgent". Aussie para athlete Kurt Fearnley was rarely shown on the coverage as he led his team into the ceremony.
Areas south of Highway 20 may have a little bit of rain mixing in as well, but it will be mostly snow across northern Iowa. Cloud area has gotten 62.7 inches of snow for the season, 17 inches above normal.
First-round bust Breshad Perriman can't be counted on, and Chris Moore has 25 receptions in two National Football League seasons. The Baltimore Ravens are interested in free agent wide receiver Dez Bryant , Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.
A hearing Friday in Manhattan federal court was put on hold until Monday after Hendon intervened and requested additional time . The next phase is a battle over the procedures involving who may review the materials seized by FBI investigators last week.
Speaking of Assad and his suspected role in last week's chemical weapons attack, Trump said, "These are not the actions of a man". Britain's delegation to the OPCW accused Russian Federation and the Assad government of stopping inspectors from reaching Douma.
Symptoms of E. coli infection vary for each person, but often include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody) and vomiting. There is no information to indicate that whole head romaine lettuce or hearts of romaine are involved in this outbreak.
Monday's games between the Orioles-Red Sox and Cardinals-Cubs were also postponed, bringing MLB's season total to 24 so far. Police began receiving reports of falling ice around 10:30 a.m., with the CN Tower closing about an hour later.
Universal said today that its untitled Danny Boyle Working Title comedy, written by Richard Curtis , is coming out Sep. There are no further details about Sheeran's supposed involvement in the film, which doesn't have a title yet.
Utah Jazz shooting guard Donovan Mitchell may not play in Game 2 against the Oklahoma Thunder due to a foot injury. Jazz coach Quin Snyder said all signs point to Mitchell being ready for Game 2 on Wednesday.
These two have played once, which was in the 2016 Monte Carlo Masters , a match Nadal won in straight sets. Roger Federer decided earlier this year to skip the whole clay season as he looks to prolong his career.
KKR posts 200-9 against DD in IPL
Last night here in Kolkata , we were obviously 25-30 runs short with the bat and that put us under pressure with the ball. As the 16th April seems like the pitch update and weather reports sound calm for the T20 match between KKR vs DD .
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Ant McPartlin Gets 20-Month Driving Ban
Freeman jumped after the crash, before apologising to viewers and saying that "some cars have just crashed". The driver of the other Mini auto also told the court they thought they could have died in the incident.
Trump Attorney Michael Cohen's Secret 3rd Client
President Donald Trump's personal attorney has been forced to reveal that another of his clients is Fox News host Sean Hannity . Michael never represented me in any matter, I never retained him, I never paid legal fees to Michael.