Health Secretary Tom Price Spent At Least $1 Million On Air Travel, Approved by Trump
Overseas and domestic trips (charter aircraft) by Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price have reportedly cost U.S. taxpayers more than $1 million.
According to POLITICO, the Trump White House approved over $500,000 for military aircraft to fly Price and his wife, Betty, to Africa and Europe in the spring and to Asia in the summer.
Price promised to reimburse the taxpayers for the flights, but is only going to pay about $52,000, notes POLITICO.
HHS spokeswoman Charmaine Yoest claimed that Price reimbursed HHS for his wife’s travel abroad, but refused to say when he did so.
Price’s travel expenditures are subject to reviews by the HHS inspector general and the House Oversight Committee.
When he was a congressman, price complained about private plane use by congressmen (video below).
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