Description: Request for investigation into whether EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's communications were misuse of appropriated funds.
Letter from American Democracy Legal Fund to Comptroller General of the United States Requesting Pruitt Investigation
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 07/17/2017 Letter Download Letter sent requesting investigation. Group Asked for Investigation into Whether Pruitt’s Statements About Paris Accord Constituted Misuse of Appropriated Funds. American Democracy Legal Fund requested that the U.S. Comptroller General investigate whether EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt violated the Antideficiency Act by misusing appropriated funds. ADLF contended in a July 17, 2017 letter that Pruitt’s public statements denouncing the Paris climate accord and encouraging lawmakers to defeat measures that would have affirmed U.S. support for the accord constituted unlawful communications for grassroots lobbying and publicity and propaganda purposes in violation of provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017. The letter said Pruitt’s comments represented a misuse of appropriated funds.