Ex-health secretary repays flight costs
WASHINGTON — Former Health and Human Service Secretary Tom Price repaid the government nearly $60,000 for his costs flying on private charters for official business, House Democrats revealed Tuesday.
Price was forced to resign last fall after President Donald Trump publicly expressed his displeasure over his travel on charter jets instead of commercial flights. The Treasury Department confirmed to House investigators that Price sent three checks totaling about $59,400 for travel expenses, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.,Cummings said.
As he fought to keep his job, Price apologized for the costly trips and promised to repay taxpayers. But White House counselor Kellyanne Conway also flew on some of those same trips, and Democrats want to know how much that cost.
In a letter to House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., Cummings accused the White House of stonewalling document requests for travel information on Conway and other administration officials.