Watch­dog: EPA broke law while spend­ing on sound­proof booth

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The En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency broke the law when it failed to tell law­mak­ers on House and Sen­ate spend­ing com­mit­tees that it was al­lo­cat­ing more than $43,000 to in­stall a sound­proof phone booth in Ad­min­is­tra­tor Scott Pruitt’s of­fice, ac­cord­ing to a con­gres­sional watch­dog agency.

In a re­port, the Gov­ern­ment Ac­count­abil­ity Of­fice said the agency vi­o­lated the Fi­nan­cial Ser­vices and Gen­eral Gov­ern­ment Ap­pro­pri­a­tions Act of 2017 by not no­ti­fy­ing House and Sen­ate ap­pro­pri­a­tions com­mit­tees.

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