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A Politico investigation reported last week that Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price took at least 26 private-charter domestic flights since May on the taxpayer’s dime, to the tune of more than $400,000. In that same time frame he used military aircraft for White House approved travel to Africa, Asia, and Europe, with his wife in tow, bringing the total taxpayer cost to more than $1 million. In response to criticism from both sides of the aisle, Price pledged to reimburse a fraction of the expensive and excessive travel receipts.

“Today, I will write a personal check to the U.S. Treasury for the expenses of my travel on private charter planes. The taxpayers won’t pay a dime for my seat on those planes,” Price said in a statement, “No exceptions.”

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