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Trump 'not happy' with health secretary's private travel

Trump 'not happy' with health secretary's private travel”

Edmunds PriceWork requirements exactly what OH needs to roll back the ObamaCare disaster Price says working toward declaring opioid crisis national emergency Declare a true state of emergency MORE is now having his travel expenses reviewed by the department's inspector general after reports emerged that he spent at least $400,000 in government funds in charter flights since May.

Price's travels were first reported by Politico, which said it has identified 26 charter flights at a cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars, in many cases where cheaper commercial flights were a viable option.

And Trump says he let Price know it.

Asked whether he's planning on firing Price, Trump responded: "We'll see".

Signed by committee's top Republican and Democrat, the requests demand information on political appointees' use of government planes for personal travel, as well as their use of private charters for official travel. Price took a government-owned jet last month to a Georgia resort where he and his wife own property, according to the article, and in June he took a private flight to a health summit in Nashville, where he had a lengthy lunch with his son.

The letter reminded Price and other recipients that official travel for all federal employees must be "by the most expeditious means of transportation practicable", and be in line with an employee's function.

Price's office said the secretary's demanding schedule sometimes does not permit the use of commercial airline flights. I'm going to look at it.

Asked if action should be taken against Price, Republican Senator Johnny Isakson, the senior senator from Price's home state of Georgia, said: "I think that's the president's prerogative for any member of the Cabinet".

The inspector general at the Department of Health and Human Services announced last week that it was investigating Price's travel.

Another White House official said the repeated reports of private jet use by Price were "not good optics", but said the President was focused on the Alabama Senate race and his tax speech Wednesday and had not talked extensively to aides about Price.

Asked if he has confidence in Price, Johnson went to speak, then stopped himself and walked away.



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