Ousted Price repays $60k
WASHINGTON — Former health secretary Tom Price repaid the government nearly $60,000 for his costs flying on private charters for official business, House Democrats revealed Tuesday.
But White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway flew on some of those same trips, and Democrats want to know how much that cost.
“The White House has completely stonewalled our requests for documents,” Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said in a letter pressing House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., to subpoena travel records for Conway and other White House officials.
Spending on travel and office furnishings by top officials have become a running story in a tumultuous first year for the Trump administration. The White House had no immediate comment on Cummings’ letter.
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, Cummings said.