Ousted health secretary Tom Price repaid $60K for his travel

US Dept. of Health & Human Services
By  | 

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats say former health secretary Tom Price repaid the government nearly $60,000 for his costs on private charter flights taken for official business. But Democrats want to know how much it cost taxpayers to fly White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on some of those same trips.

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. Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings said Tuesday that the Treasury Department has confirmed that Price sent three checks totaling about $59,400 for travel expenses.

But Cummings is asking Republican House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy to subpoena White House records on Conway's travel. Other government records indicate she accompanied Price on four trips.

There was no immediate White House response.



 
The comment sections of our web set are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from the viewers but we are not obligated to post comments we feel inappropriate or violate our guidelines. Here are some of the criteria you should follow when posting comments:

Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. Children and families visit this site. We will delete comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.

We will delete all comments using hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our web site.

Comments should not attack other readers personally.

We will delete comments we deem offensive, in bad taste, or out of bounds. We are not obligated to post comments that are rude or insensitive.

We do not edit user-submitted comments.

As a host WEAU 13 News welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However, we have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason WEAU 13 News reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus