Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt this week on “Fox & Friends” announced his agency will no longer underwrite employee gym memberships – this after it came to light the agency under President Obama paid nearly $15,000 for 24-Hour Fitness membership packages.
“Well, the gym memberships ended yesterday, it was quite something to hear about that,” Pruitt said. He said the agency is investigating the matter, saying “it was the previous administration that granted those gym memberships,” which “were rather expensive.”
“It was something that needed to end.”
The gym payments were disclosed by the conservative group Americans for Tax Reform. A receipt from the purchase showed that the EPA office on the campus of the University of Nevada in Las Vegas had charged $14,799.63 one year ago to buy 37 “1 Year Super Sport” packages at 24 Hour Fitness.
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