Rep. Trey Gowdy, who is now investigating Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, had some harsh words for Pruitt's controversial travel habits.
"W$3 e conclude that EPA violated section 710 [of the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act] when it obligated $43,238.68 for the installation of a soundproof privacy booth without providing advance notice to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate", Thomas H. Armstrong, the GAO's general counsel, wrote.
Pruitt's use of $43,000 on a phone booth is only the latest report of his exorbitant spending, which also includes excessive first class travel on the taxpayers' dime.
A 2017 spending bill capped at $5,000 expenditures to "furnish, redecorate, purchase furniture for, or make improvements for the office of a presidential appointee". Beyond that, the agency spent another almost $20,000 on concrete floor leveling, ceiling installation, painting and removal of closed-circuit television equipment to accommodate its installation.
The agency also found that the EPA violated the Antideficiency Act by spending more than the amount Congress approved.
Novak returns with a win Australian Open and Wimbledon runner-up Marin Cilic headlines the bottom half, together with Rome champion Alexander Zverev. However, there could be other reasons for this decision, one being injury and lack of motivation on Federer's part.
Economy Watch: Retail Sales See Healthy Uptick in March Sporting goods stores were down 0.9 percent year-over-year and down 1.8 percent from February seasonally adjusted. Clothing stores suffered a 0.8 percent drop in sales in March, but were likewise up for the year, by 1.8 percent.
"The GAO letter "recognized the...need for employees to have access to a secure telephone line" when handling sensitive information", she 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".
Gowdy's letter was sent one day after lawmakers heard details from the EPA's former deputy chief of staff for operations, Kevin Chmielewski, who said those who questioned Pruitt's unethical behavior were retaliated against.
Back in December, Pruitt told the House Energy and Commerce Committee he needed the equipment to conduct secure conversations with White House officials.
President Trump continues to stand by his embattled Cabinet member, tweeting earlier this month that Pruitt's "bold actions" as EPA administrator in deregulaton efforts point to the "great job" he's doing.
In his place, rookie QB Dak Prescott came in and led the Cowboys to the playoffs, but he did so without leaning on Dez. The bruising running back promptly signed with the Patriots, his former team, and helped them win Super Bowl XLIX.
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The forecast for Monday calls for strong winds and temperatures in the 30s, according to the weather service. Bursts of snow showers could cause reduced visibility and slippery roads at times, the weather service said.
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The firm owned 6,687 shares of the investment management company's stock after buying an additional 195 shares during the period. The stock has a market capitalization of $97,220.68, a PE ratio of 12.93, a P/E/G ratio of 1.03 and a beta of 1.36.
With Joshna Chinappa playing a couple of deft cross-court shots, the 2014 gold medallists managed to claw it back to 9-10. Apart from the singles gold, Batra had gold in the women's team event and silver in the women's doubles with Mouma Das.
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TV presenter Ant McPartlin learns fate
A witness statement from one of the other drivers involved said that Mr McPartlin's mini rounded a corner "like a rocket". Ant, 42, was arrested at around 4pm on March 18 after a failing a roadside breathalyser test following the auto accident.
Syria strikes' aim met, more possible if red line crossed
He also claimed credit for convincing his United States counterpart Donald Trump to stay engaged in the conflict long-term. It comes after Putin warned there would be "consequences" for the strikes, which targeted chemical weapons facilities.
Britain Joins France And US In Air Strikes In Syria
It is thought President Bashar al-Assad's regime had been stockpiling materials used to make chemical weapons there, it said. Mrs May is due to give a Commons statement this Monday before facing questions from MPs.
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