U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Delaware, top Democrat on the Environment and Public Works Committee, recently sent a letter to the committee chairman about Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, the nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.
The letter, sent to committee Chairman John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, concerned Pruitt's responses to committee Democrats’ questions after Pruitt’s confirmation hearing earlier this month. The letter requests that committee consideration of Pruitt’s nomination, currently scheduled for Feb. 1, be postponed so senators can receive more complete answers.
“The Committee Democrats are deeply concerned about the lack of thoroughness of Mr. Pruitt’s responses to our questions for the record. I share their concerns. On their behalf, I ask you to direct Mr. Pruitt to disclose information requested by Democratic members with the same level of transparency that this Committee has required of past nominees,” Carper wrote.
For the full letter, visit goo.gl/QHibnk.