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Jes keepin track: "$43,000 soundproof booth for EPA chief Pruitt violated law: U.S. GAO"
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: April 16, 2018 12:38PM

and I got it as an open box from MacSales, Chief.

$43,000 soundproof booth for EPA chief Pruitt violated law: U.S. GAO
[www.reuters.com]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency violated the law when it approved a $43,000 soundproof phone booth last year for the office of embattled Administrator Scott Pruitt, a congressional watchdog unit said on Monday.
The Government Accountability Office said the EPA violated the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, which prohibits an agency from obligating more than $5,000 in federal funds to furnish, redecorate or make improvements in the office of a presidential appointee without first notifying appropriations committees in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

The EPA also violated the Antideficiency Act, which prohibits federal agencies from incurring expenses in excess of funds available in appropriations, the GAO said.

Liz Bowman, an EPA spokeswoman, said the agency was “addressing GAO’s concern, with regard to Congressional notification about this expense, and will be sending Congress the necessary information this week.”

The privacy booth, which Pruitt had told lawmakers in a hearing was needed to conduct agency business, was built in a spot of a former storage closet in administrator’s office.

The GAO had been asked to investigate the matter by Democratic lawmakers including U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Tom Udall.

Pruitt has been under fire from Republican and Democratic lawmakers for expensive travel and other expenses he has incurred. Last week, Democratic lawmakers asked him to provide documents about ethics issues they said were revealed to them by a former agency official, including spending on bulletproof vests, guns and a contract with an Italian security service.
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Re: Jes keepin track: "$43,000 soundproof booth for EPA chief Pruitt violated law: U.S. GAO"
Posted by: GGD
Date: April 16, 2018 12:45PM
Lock Him Up!
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Re: Jes keepin track: "$43,000 soundproof booth for EPA chief Pruitt violated law: U.S. GAO"
Posted by: Z
Date: April 16, 2018 01:38PM
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Re: Jes keepin track: "$43,000 soundproof booth for EPA chief Pruitt violated law: U.S. GAO"
Posted by: pdq
Date: April 17, 2018 03:06PM
Here's today's tidbit:

Pruitt upgraded to a larger, customized SUV with bullet-resistant seat covers

"Bullet-resistent seat covers"?

You can't make this stuff up.
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Re: Jes keepin track: "$43,000 soundproof booth for EPA chief Pruitt violated law: U.S. GAO"
Posted by: Speedy
Date: April 17, 2018 03:12PM
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pdq
Here's today's tidbit:

Pruitt upgraded to a larger, customized SUV with bullet-resistant seat covers

"Bullet-resistent seat covers"?

You can't make this stuff up.

Hey, you never know when an ecoterrorist is going to be run over just as he shoots upwards through the floor.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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