House Oversight Committee delays Regan hearing

By Kevin Bogardus | 06/05/2024 06:20 AM EDT

The EPA administrator will now appear before the panel at a later date.

Michael Regan.

EPA Administrator Michael Regan appearing before Senate appropriators this year. Francis Chung/POLITICO

The House Oversight and Accountability Committee has delayed plans to question EPA Administrator Michael Regan in what promised to be a contentious hearing.

Regan was set to make his first appearance before the panel Wednesday. A scheduling conflict means the session will have to wait until next month, according to aides for the committee and the agency.

The Republican-led Oversight Committee — which has wide leeway to peer into every corner of the federal government — was poised to press Regan on its regulatory blitz and billions of dollars in spending for underserved communities.


“The hearing with EPA Administrator Regan has been postponed due to the administrator having an unanticipated scheduling conflict,” Jessica Collins, a committee spokesperson, told E&E News, adding the hearing has been rescheduled for July 10.