Trump says he’s not happy with Cab­i­net mem­ber’s flights

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WASH­ING­TON » Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump said Wed­nes­day he is “not happy” with Health and Hu­man Ser­vices Sec­re­tary Tom Price fol­low­ing re­ports that Price used a pri­vate plane for of­fi­cial busi­ness.

Price said Satur­day that he would stop fly­ing pri­vate planes on of­fi­cial busi­ness while an in­ter­nal re­view of the flights is be­ing done. He’s also said he wel­comes the re­view.

A con­gres­sional com­mit­tee has launched a wide-rang­ing ex­am­i­na­tion of air travel by high-rank­ing Trump of­fi­cials fol­low­ing re­ports that Price used pricey char­ters when cheaper com­mer­cial flights were avail­able.

The House Over­sight and Gov­ern­ment Re­form com­mit­tee sent de­tailed records re­quests to the White House and 24 fed­eral agen­cies.

Signed by the panel’s top Repub­li­can and Demo­crat, the re­quests de­mand in­for­ma­tion on po­lit­i­cal ap­pointees’ use of gov­ern­ment planes for per­sonal travel and use of pri­vate char­ters for of­fi­cial travel.

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