Holdovers from the Barack Obama administration are causing havoc in Washington D.C. and President Trump needs to clean house before they do more damage…
The Daily Caller reported:
An Obama administration appointee with deep ties to labor unions promoted a grassroots campaign to reverse the Trump administration’s proposal to eliminate funding for the federal regulatory board he sits on.
The Daily Caller News Foundation obtained emails that show Chemical Safety Board (CSB) member Rick Engler worked with union activists to promote a grassroots campaign to keep the agency from losing its funding.
President Donald Trump’s “skinny” budget, released in March, called for eliminating the CSB, which began operating in 1998. Engler and labor union activists quickly worked to try and protect the board’s nearly $12 million budget.
Engler’s emails further raise concerns about the CSB’s impartiality. E&E News obtained emails in September, which showed Engler working with the Steelworkers union to push new regulations for refineries in California.
The correspondence raised “questions about whether the agency has transformed from a fact-finding entity into an advocacy organization, and it exposes tense internal politics that could threaten the agency’s mission and work,” E&E News reported.
Engler worked with the New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC), a group he founded in the late 1980s, to get activists to urge lawmakers to save CSB’s funding, according to documents TheDCNF reviewed.
Read the rest of the report here.
Can you imagine if a holdover from the Bush administration would have done something like this under Obama? The media would have reported on it for a very long time.