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EPA’s Johnson claims ‘ongoing back issues’ prevent him from testifying before Congress.

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Doan’s Back Pain ReliefLast month, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson was unable to testify before Congress because he went on a trip to Australia. Rep. Henry Waxman’s (D-CA) Oversight and Government Reform Committee had scheduled a hearing for tomorrow with Johnson to testify on White House interference with ozone standards. Today, Washington Post’s Al Kamen reports that the hearing has been postponed because Johnson refused to appear:

EPA officials say Johnson had a “recurrence of ongoing back issues stemming from a car accident years ago.”

The Wonk Room has a chart of the many ongoing scandals Johnson should be ready to address before Congress once he recovers.