Scott Pruitt Is Carrying Out His E.P.A. Agenda in Secret, Critics Say

“William D. Ruckelshaus, who served as EPA director under two Republican presidents, said such secrecy is antithetical to the mission of the agency. ‘Something will happen, like Flint, and the public will realize they can’t get any information about what happened or why,’ he said.”

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Trump submissive in praise of Putin’s expulsion of US diplomats

President Donald Trump’s praise of Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s expulsion of hundreds of American diplomats is making America look weak in front of the foreign strongman, say diplomats who have served both Republican and Democrat presidents.

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Why Congressman Don Beyer hikes the Appalachian Trail

"I serve on the Natural Resources Committee, and there’s an existential debate between Western Republicans and the rest of the committee members, who very much believe, as I do, that public lands belong to all Americans, and that they need to be managed by the federal government and preserved as best we can. I don’t want to overgeneralize, but for the most part, Western Republicans who represent Utah, Montana, Wyoming, and Nevada have a strong desire to see so many of the federal lands turned back over to the states, or sold."

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Local Lawmakers Urge Bipartisan Cooperation After Obamacare Repeal Fails

After the U.S. Senate failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Arlington’s congressional representatives said Republicans and Democrats should now work together to fix the law. On Twitter, Rep. Don Beyer (D), who represents Arlington in the House of Representatives, said lawmakers must work to make health care “better together.”

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