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Tags: mick mulvaney | omb | probe | scott pruitt | soundproof booth

Mulvaney Vows OMB Will Investigate Pruitt's Soundproof Booth

Mulvaney Vows OMB Will Investigate Pruitt's Soundproof Booth
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By    |   Wednesday, 18 April 2018 01:38 PM

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney on Wednesday assured Congress that his office will investigate Scott Pruitt's $43,000 soundproof booth, saying he's "not interested in covering for anybody else," The Hill reports.

Mulvaney told the House Appropriations Committee that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will investigate the EPA chief in light of the General Accountability Office (GAO) report that said Pruitt violated the Antideficiency Act.

OMB is responsible for compliance with the statute.

"We take the Antideficiency statute very, very seriously. And if they've been broken, we'll follow the rules," Mulvaney told the panel. "We will enforce the law, and we'll do so in a transparent fashion … I'm not interested in covering for anybody else."

Pruitt's booth blew the EPA's $5,000 annual Congress-approved refurbishing cap out of the water, an expenditure for which the EPA was required to seek permission beforehand.

"I'm not any happier about it than you are," Mulvaney told lawmakers.

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White House budget director Mick Mulvaney on Wednesday assured Congress that his office will investigate Scott Pruitt's $43,000 soundproof booth.
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