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EPW Republicans Request Full Committee Hearing on Beale Fraud at the EPA
EPW Republicans request senior Agency officials testify before the Committee
February 10, 2014

Today, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee Republicans sent a letter to EPW Chairman Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), requesting a full Committee hearing to examine the facts and circumstances surrounding convicted felon and former senior official at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) John Beale's expansive fraud.

"It's hard to believe that the Senate Committee with primary jurisdiction over EPA has given the biggest case of fraud in EPA's history such short shrift," the Senators wrote. "To fulfill our oversight function, it is our responsibility to press agency officials for answers surrounding John Beale's fraud. We must investigate what they knew, when they knew it, and how they responded."

During the January 16, 2014 full EPW Committee hearing with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, she agreed to return before the Committee for a hearing on how EPA officials managed Beale before and after his fraud was discovered. Click here to watch McCarthy's exchange with Sen. Vitter (R-La.), Ranking Member of the EPW Committee.

Last week, EPW Republicans released a series of in-depth documents, revealing additional information regarding how senior EPA officials dealt with and responded to Beale's fraud.

Click here to read today's letter.

Click here to read Eye on the EPA: Gina McCarthy's Role in John Beale Saga.
Click here to read Eye on the EPA: Bob Perciasepe's Role in John Beale Saga.
Click here to read Eye on the EPA: Robert Brenner's Role in John Beale Saga.
Click here to read Eye on the EPA: Others Involved in Beale Saga.

 

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