Pruitt's pitch to staff: Give me a chance
In his first speech to U.S. EPA staffers since his swearing in as administrator last Friday, Scott Pruitt stressed his respect today for the agency's career employees, hinted broadly at big changes ahead and made a plea for "civility." He said, "We ought to be able to get together and wrestle through some very difficult issues and do so in a civil manner."
Top energy aides get to work
Two top energy aides have started work at the White House as the Trump administration is expected to double down on its efforts to repeal Obama-era environmental policies.
Pruitt era begins with GOP cheers and greens' fears
With Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt's Senate confirmation today as the next U.S. EPA administrator, Republicans are ready to begin their transformation of the agency.
Ross advances; cloture set for Zinke
The Senate will vote to confirm Commerce secretary nominee Wilbur Ross when it returns after the weeklong Presidents Day recess, while also voting to end debate on Interior nominee Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.).
Pruitt's missing emails color Democrats' talk-a-thon
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma attorney general's office will have until Tuesday to turn over as many as 3,000 documents related to Attorney General Scott Pruitt's communications with oil, gas and coal groups, a state district judge ruled yesterday.
Dems rail all night against Pruitt; vote still set for 1 p.m.
Democrats staged an all-night fight in the Senate in a final play to delay a vote on the nominee they say is unfit to lead U.S. EPA.
Ad war waged over Pruitt's nomination
President Trump's nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt (R) for U.S. EPA administrator has become one of the most fierce and costly lobbying battles in his administration's early days.
Trump taps ex-DOJ official for Labor secretary
President Trump today tapped Alexander Acosta, a former federal attorney and National Labor Relations Board member under President George W. Bush, to lead the Labor Department.
Senate confirms Mulvaney, launches Pruitt debate
The Senate backed Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) as White House budget director this morning in a largely partisan vote, clearing the way for an even more contentious battle over U.S. EPA administrator nominee Scott Pruitt.
The countdown is on. Pruitt to make a 'negative' entrance
Scott Pruitt could be on the ground at U.S. EPA as early as tomorrow, with the Senate set to confirm his nomination as the agency's administrator tomorrow afternoon.
Senate GOP maneuvers to confirm Pruitt by tomorrow
Senate Republicans are insisting U.S. EPA nominee Scott Pruitt will be confirmed by the end of this week, despite near-solid Democratic resistance and at least one GOP opponent.
Senate advances Mulvaney as Dems plot to stall Pruitt
The Senate took a procedural vote this morning to begin debate on Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), President Trump's pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget, making way for Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt (R) to be confirmed as U.S. EPA administrator later in the week.
Senate GOP pledges vote on Pruitt as Trump chaos grows
As attacks on Scott Pruitt's bid to lead U.S. EPA turn up new information tying him to energy companies suing the agency, Senate Republicans are under pressure to push his confirmation toward a final vote.
Pruitt opponents seek emails linked to fossil fuel industry
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt (R) released about 400 emails requested by activists and Senate Democrats, but that's not nearly enough to halt a legal challenge scheduled for tomorrow, according to advocacy groups.
Mulvaney up next; Pruitt waits in the wings
The Senate will take a procedural vote this morning on Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), President Trump's pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget, as Republicans are vowing to see Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt (R) confirmed as U.S. EPA administrator before the end of the week.
Pruitt, ethics lawyers will get to know each other
Scott Pruitt wouldn’t be the first U.S. EPA administrator to walk the twisted path around conflicts of interest.
Pruitt seen as boon for utilities hit by EPA haze rule
Scott Pruitt hadn't long been Oklahoma's attorney general in 2011 when he sallied into his first public clash with U.S. EPA. The target: a proposed clampdown on power plant pollution clouding views at wilderness areas in three states.
Democrats request Pruitt vote delay
Senate Democrats have requested that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) delay a vote on U.S. EPA administrator nominee Scott Pruitt until his emails as Oklahoma attorney general are released.
Democratic opposition to Pruitt widens; Zinke, Perry up soon
Several more Senate Democrats have come out against the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt (R) to lead U.S. EPA.
Commerce pick Ross to keep stake in oil tanker firm
Wilbur Ross plans to maintain his investment in an oil tanker company once confirmed as Commerce secretary, despite the department's oversight of oil spill recovery and damage assessments.
Trump aide eyes regional post
President Trump's communications director at U.S. EPA is interested in continuing to work for the administration in the Pacific Northwest.
Senate to vote on Mnuchin tonight; other picks in flux
The Senate will vote tonight on the nomination of hedge fund manager Steve Mnuchin to be Treasury secretary.