Scott Pruitt's $43,000 phone booth violated federal spending laws, watchdog finds

Scott Pruitt.
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The Environmental Protection Agency violated federal spending laws by failing to report Administrator Scott Pruitt's purchasing decisions, a government watchdog group found.

Pruitt installed a private phone booth in his office last year, to the tune of more than $43,000. But the Government Accountability Office reported Monday that the agency's failure to report the purchase to Congress violated a law that puts a $5,000 cap on office improvements.

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