Democrats turn up heat on EPA chief over contracts, moonlighting

Democrats turn up heat on EPA chief over contracts, moonlightingBy Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday pressed Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt to explain how an agency contract was awarded last year to the business associate of a member of his personal security detail. In a letter to Pruitt, Democrats on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee raised concerns that the security detail member, Pasquale Perrotta, may have exercised improper influence in the awarding of the contract. Perrotta is also a principal at Sequoia Security Group.



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