Apr 12, 2017

EPA chief to request 24/7 security detail

Susan Walsh / AP

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt will request a 24/7 security detail from the agency, per E&E News. That would require a boost in staffing for the EPA's protective division, which has traditionally had around 6 to 8 employees — and comes in a budget in which Pruitt has proposed sweeping cuts to the EPA.

From Trump's EPA transition head: "I think it's prudent given the continuing activities by the left to foment hatred, and the reported hostility within the agency from some unprofessional activists."

Recall: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has requested $1 million each month for her security detail through September.

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