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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

McCollum Statement on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Misleading Congress

April 26, 2018
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Ranking Member of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency Inspector General’s office confirmed that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt misled her and Congress:

“The Inspector General office’s statement this afternoon confirms that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt intentionally misled Congress today about the justifications for his lavish first-class travel and outrageous security spending. When I called him on his false statements, he doubled down. He was lying both times.

“Administrator Pruitt’s pattern of deception is exactly why I called for his resignation after listening to him today. Instead of coming clean, he deceived Congress while constantly blaming his actions on others. A Cabinet member must be honest and trustworthy, but Administrator Pruitt has shown he is neither. He has lost all credibility and it is time for him to go.”