• Health secretary racks up at least $60,000 in charter jet costs in one week… (he’s a budget hawk)… Senate to vote on healthcare
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Health secretary Tom Price’s travel itinerary last week included five charter jet flights that cost taxpayers an estimated $60,000, Politico reported – and apparently it wasn’t an unusual week. In the past officials have taken the train or flown commercial.
The news followed on reports that Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin had attempted to requisition a government jet to fly him on his European honeymoon. Both Price and Mnuchin are budget hawks, of course.