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HHS Secretary Tom Price apologizes for charter flights; says he'll reimburse taxpayers

Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price
Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price (CNN Video)

WASHINGTON – In statement, HHS Secretary Price says, "I will take no more private charter flights"; will reimburse charter plane expenses.

Politico first reported Price's use of charter jets for official business earlier this month, and followed that article with another that said the secretary has traveled on charter flights at least 24 times since May, citing people familiar with his travel plans and a review of HHS documents.

Charter plane operators estimated 24 flights would have cost $300,000, Politico reported. Commercial trips would have cost thousands of dollars less.


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