Rodgers and Carter, Chairs, Demand Explanation from EPA for Recruiting Almost 2,000 New Employees

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House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials Subcommittee Chair Buddy Carter have written to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expressing concern about the agency’s recent hiring spree. They note that the Inflation Reduction Act has invested a considerable amount of resources into the EPA, resulting in the hiring of nearly 2,000 new employees. The Chairs have requested detailed information about the EPA staffing, including the number of employees and contractors in each office and how these numbers have changed since January 2021.


Committee Chairs Query EPA’s Hiring Surge Post-Inflation Reduction Act

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials Subcommittee Chair Buddy Carter (R-GA) have expressed concerns over the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent hiring surge, following the Inflation Reduction Act. They issued an inquiry regarding the nearly 2,000 new employees hired by EPA.

As first reported by Breitbart: The committee chairs have sought detailed information on EPA’s plans to implement President Joe Biden’s climate change agenda. The Inflation Reduction Act and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, despite their names, contain vast provisions to support the green industry.

The Chairs are seeking answers to several questions, including: the total number of employees at the EPA’s headquarters and regional offices; the number of contractors paid with EPA funds; changes in these numbers since January 2021; the distribution of the new hires across various offices; and the number of employees who left the agency in 2023.

For more detailed information, read the full Breitbart article, or view the full letter sent to the EPA.

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