Rep. Mike Pompeo.Cross-posted from the Wonk Room. Last night, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) proposed an amendment to the Continuing Resolution that would "sharply cut funding for an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program that collects data on industrial greenhouse gas emissions." The $8.4 million cut would leave funding for the registry at $3.2 million, unless the EPA shifts funds from another program to the registry. Toeing a fine line between conspiracy theorist and Koch Industries profit protector, Pompeo took the house floor where "he called the registry part of an EPA plot to destroy U.S. jobs": EPA would, I am sure, …
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Kristen Bartoloni is a researcher at Center for American Progress. Prior to joining CAP, Kristen worked at EMILY's List as a fact checker and researcher for the 2010 campaign cycle. Previously, she worked on Terry McAuliffe's 2009 campaign for Virginia governor and on Jeanne Shaheen's successful 2008 U.S. Senate campaign. A New York native, Kristen graduated from American University with a bachelor’s degree in law and society and a minor in women's and gender studies.