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EPA watchdog, senators recommend agency recoup $124K for Pruitt's "excessive" travel costs

Scott Pruitt. Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/Getty Images

Senators are pushing the Environmental Protection Agency to collect nearly $124,000 for inappropriate travel expenses by former agency chief Scott Pruitt, after a watchdog reports was released, reports the Hill.

The state of play: In a Thursday letter EPA on Thursday, 4 senators requested changes to the existing policy so “similar abuses of agency funds are not permitted to reoccur," per the Hill.

Crude oil's wild week

Oil prices are inching upward Friday after a week of steep losses, including the year's biggest one-day decline on Thursday.

Why it matters: The declines signal jitters about economic headwinds, notably the trade dispute between the U.S. and China, slowing demand growth.