Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, who is making his name as a crusader against the Environmental Protection Agency, now aims to defund EPA minority student internships and fellowships with a proposed “EPA Student Nondiscrimination Act.” The EPA says the program provides “student internship opportunities focusing on environmental justice.” But Pompeo said: “At a time when millions of Americans cannot find work and are saddled with record deficits and crippling environmental regulations, spending $6,000 of taxpayer money per student to act as tools of this administration’s radical policies is clearly not acceptable — nor is it ever the role of the federal government to indoctrinate.” Pompeo’s legislation also would prevent funding for “programs related to the study of greenhouse-gas emissions.”
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