Regan to square off with House Oversight Republicans

By Kevin Bogardus | 06/03/2024 06:27 AM EDT

In his first appearance before the committee, the EPA administrator will defend his agency’s regulatory push.

Michael Regan.

EPA Administrator Michael Regan will likely tangle with Republicans at a hearing this week. J. Scott Applewhite/AP

EPA Administrator Michael Regan this week will face off with House Republicans troubled by his agency’s regulations designed to tackle climate change.

Regan will be making his first appearance before the Oversight and Accountability Committee. The panel, which is controlled by Republicans, has a broad mandate to investigate every nook and cranny of the federal government.

The hearing comes as EPA wraps up a busy spring in which it churned out numerous rules dealing with air and water pollution as well as greenhouse gas emissions.


Environmental organizations and Democrats on Capitol Hill have cheered the agency’s regulatory push but it has met fierce resistance from GOP members and industry groups.