Pruitt has been under pressure from mainly Democratic lawmakers in recent weeks over a series of controversies ranging from his use of first-class travel to his 24/7 security detail and costly office renovations - but has retained the support of President Donald Trump and most Republicans for his efforts at EPA to roll back regulations characterized as obstacles to industry.
Udall, a lawyer who like Pruitt previously served as the attorney general of his home state, led the charge for the Democrats.
Pruitt repeated the claim that the extraordinary spending on his personal security was needed because the threats against him have been "unprecedented in terms of quantity and type".
Trump has remained publicly supportive of Pruitt, despite the consistent flood of scandals plaguing Pruitt and his department. EPA's inspector general and congressional committees are now conducting about a dozen investigations into actions by Pruitt and his closest aides. Asked Friday if he still had confidence in the EPA chief, Trump told reporters, "I do".
Several Democrats on the subcommittee, including Senator Diane Feinstein and Senator Patrick Leahy, have called for Pruitt's resignation. He briskly made his way out to a waiting black SUV with tinted windows before driving away.
Wisconsin basketball to play Xavier in 2018 Gavitt Games
As part of the series, Ohio State and the other teams in the Big Ten will participate at least four times in an eight-year period. Scheduled through 2022, the Gavitt Tipoff Games will be played on consecutive days early in the college basketball season.
England name squad for first Test against Pakistan
Smith said: 'With Jack Leach missing out through injury, the selection panel wanted to invest opportunity in a young spin bowler. Bess' name joined that of the recalled Jos Buttler among the 12 in new national selector Smith's eye-catching first squad.