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The inspector general's office "played no role in this decision", Elkins added. Grassley said he doesn't see a need for a public comment period on the issue of RIN transparency, noting he believes that Pruitt has the authority to make the RIN market more transparent. Pruitt, under pressure from Congress for his high travel and security spending in his position at America's top environmental regulator, has said his 24-hour security was installed due to unusual threats against him. Pruitt is also under fire for substantial raises afforded to two young staffers he brought with him from Oklahoma, where he previously served as a Republican state attorney general.

Despite the mounting investigations into Pruitt's actions, President Donald Trump has said he still supports his EPA chief.

Additionally on Tuesday, six Democrats on a separate Senate committee with oversight of EPA known as for Pruitt to testify earlier than their committee, saying {that a} new letter from the inspector basic straight contradicts Pruitt's testimony to 2 Home subcommittees final month.

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The EPA has said that the first-class flights were necessary, because of security threats against Pruitt. He then read aloud a threat posted on Twitter previous year by a man who said he planned to shoot Pruitt and who was later determined by investigators to be in India.

Pruitt is scheduled to appear before the 13-member Senate Appropriations Committee's subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies on Wednesday morning regarding the EPA's 2019 budget - which Trump has proposed to cut by a fourth. John Barrasso (R-WY) has expressed concerns over Pruitt's use of private email accounts, which previous heads of the EPA have done for daily communication with staff, according to Politico. EPA spokesman Jahan Wilcox did not respond to a question Tuesday about whether Pruitt was now flying coach. Former EPA officials have told The Associated Press that Pruitt made the change after Perrotta's predecessor refused to use lights and sirens in non-emergency situations, such as when the administrator was running late for dinner reservations or going to the airport.

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