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Cummings Issues Statement on EPA Administrator Pruitt’s Resignation

Jul 5, 2018
Press Release

Cummings Issues Statement on EPA Administrator Pruitt’s Resignation

Washington, D.C. (July 5, 2018)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement on the resignation of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt:

“Scott Pruitt’s petty grifting and pervasive corruption are known far and wide, but it will take generations to fully reverse the widespread harm he inflicted on our air, our water, and the health of our people.  President Trump’s decision to keep Pruitt on far too long—and to lavish praise on him even today for ‘an outstanding job’—is the opposite of draining the swamp.  It is a prime example of how the Trump Administration is zealously promoting the interests of oil companies, gas companies, and other industries at the expense of American families.”

Earlier today, Cummings released new excerpts from transcribed interviews that were conducted by Republican and Democratic Committee staff with top aides to Pruitt.  The excerpts were included in a letter from Cummings to the EPA Inspector General.

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