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Washington - Health Secretary Price Resigns Amid Travel Flap

Published on: September 29, 2017 04:49 PM
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President Donald Trump with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, listens after addressing members of the media regarding the health care overhaul bill, Friday, March 24, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)President Donald Trump with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, listens after addressing members of the media regarding the health care overhaul bill, Friday, March 24, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Washington - President Donald Trump’s health secretary has resigned, after his travel on costly charter flights triggered investigations and angered his boss.

Tom Price’s partial repayment and public regrets couldn’t save his job.

The Health and Human Services secretary became the first member of the president’s Cabinet to leave office in a turbulent young administration that has seen several high-ranking White House aides ousted. Price served less than 8 months.

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Trump had said he was “not happy” with Price for hiring private charters on the taxpayer’s dime for official travel, when cheaper commercial flights would have worked.

The flap over Price has overshadowed Trump’s agenda and prompted scrutiny of other Cabinet members’ travel. The House Oversight and Government Reform committee has launched a broad investigation of top political appointees.



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 Sep 30, 2017 at 11:27 PM hashomer Says:

DRAIN THE SWAMP OF TOXIC TRUMPF'S CORRUPT AND INEPT APPOINTEES. moochie. gorsuch. sepp bannon. price. Who is next?

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 Oct 01, 2017 at 08:39 AM Anonymous Says:

Good riddance to that bureaucrat, who would take private jets from D.C., to Philadelphia, when he could have taken the Amtrak. He should be made to repay the entire cost of all of those private jet flights. Also, any other cabinet secretary who did the same thing should do likewise.

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 Oct 01, 2017 at 10:04 AM Good Says:

Reply to #1  
hashomer Says:

DRAIN THE SWAMP OF TOXIC TRUMPF'S CORRUPT AND INEPT APPOINTEES. moochie. gorsuch. sepp bannon. price. Who is next?

Keep dreaming.
Your anti american low life party is next. Hope they lose more races.
You anti american can’t even stand for the flag by a game. Disgusting
This county been so kind to all people and this is how your party act, feh!

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 Oct 01, 2017 at 01:21 PM TRump-care Iz the reason. Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Good riddance to that bureaucrat, who would take private jets from D.C., to Philadelphia, when he could have taken the Amtrak. He should be made to repay the entire cost of all of those private jet flights. Also, any other cabinet secretary who did the same thing should do likewise.

Many cabinet secretaries do this.

PRICE WAS NOT FIRED BECAUSE OF THE JET-GATE.

Price was fired because he did not replace Obamacare with Trump-care.

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