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Trey Gowdy demands EPA hand over more records on Pruitt's travel

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) speaks during a hearing before House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
House Oversight Chairman, Trey Gowdy (R-SC). Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images

House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy (R) sent a letter Wednesday asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to disclose additional records concerning administrator Scott Pruitt’s frequent first-class travel trips and a controversial condo rental agreement.

The details: Gowdy said he received some documents on Pruitt's travel habits, which have been the subject of growing scrutiny. As for documents on the $50-per-night condo deal with the wife of an energy lobbyist, the congressman said the records submitted are “insufficient to evaluate compliance with federal ethics rules." The New York Times reports Wednesday that Pruitt wanted to update the EPA's traditional challenge coin to show "symbols more reflective of himself and the Trump administration."