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HHS Secretary Price Resigns After Travel Scandal

HHS Secretary Tom Price has resigned after a series of reports claimed he spent over $1 million of taxpayer money on private flights.
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HHS Secretary Price Resigns After Travel Scandal

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has resigned

Price was under immense pressure after a series of Politico reports revealed he spent over $1 million of taxpayer money since May on private and military flights for himself and, on occasion, his wife.

One day before his resignation, Price offered an apology and volunteered to pay back around $50,000 of his travel bill. But the scandal apparently drew the ire of President Trump, who was said to be thinking of firing Price.

Trump is designating Don Wright, the current acting assistant secretary for health, as acting secretary.