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Chaffetz Demands Docs On EPA Employee Misconduct

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House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz wants Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Inspector General Arthur A. Elkins Jr., to hand over dozens of documents from investigations of misconduct by government employees.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reported Feb. 18 that EPA employees who had been convicted of stealing government equipment and taking marijuana onto federal property were allowed to keep their jobs. Their names were also withheld from the public in case summaries released by the EPA IG.

Chaffetz, a Utah Republican, told Elkins in a Thursday letter to hand over all documents involved in three dozen employee investigations from April 2014 through September 2015.

Fellow Republican committee member Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona blasted the EPA last month in a statement to TheDCNF.

“The employee integrity cases released this week by the EPA Office of Inspector General further corroborate a culture of corruption at this lawless agency,” Gosar told TheDCNF. “This collection of porn addicts, office thieves and drunk drivers are not fit to run for dog-catcher, much less manage a federal agency.”

Chaffetz did not give Elkins a deadline for producing the documents.

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