Perry took private jet day before Price resigned: report

Perry took private jet day before Price resigned: report
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Energy Secretary Rick PerryRick PerryRepublicans see Becerra as next target in confirmation wars OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Five things to know about Texas's strained electric grid | Biden honeymoon with green groups faces tests | Electric vehicles are poised to aid Biden in climate fight Five things to know about Texas's strained electric grid MORE reportedly traveled on a chartered jet to Ohio last week, one day before Health and Human Services Secretary Tom PriceThomas (Tom) Edmunds PriceBiden health nominee faces first Senate test Focus on cabinet nominees' effectiveness and expertise, not just ideology Conspicuous by their absence from the Republican Convention MORE resigned amid controversy over his use of private jets.

Reuters reported that Perry traveled from Pennsylvania to Ohio late last month on the private plane during a trip to a uranium facility in Piketon, Ohio.


Sen. Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanFive takeaways from dramatic Capitol security hearing On The Money: Tanden withdraws nomination as Biden budget chief | Relief bill tests narrow Democratic majority | Senate confirms Biden's picks for Commerce, top WH economist Republican Ohio Senate candidate calls on GOP rep to resign over impeachment vote MORE (R-Ohio) and two representatives from Ohio accompanied Perry during his visit to the uranium facility.

Price resigned last week after reports that his use of private jets for government travel cost taxpayers more than $1 million.

Several members of Trump's administration have come under scrutiny for their use of charter planes.

Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven MnuchinBiden cautious in making Trump tax returns decision Biden brings back bipartisan meetings at the White House On The Money: Schumer urges Democrats to stick together on .9T bill | Collins rules out GOP support for Biden relief plan | Powell fights inflation fears MORE, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Interior Secretary Ryan ZinkeRyan Keith ZinkeOvernight Energy: Interior finalizes plan to open 80 percent of Alaska petroleum reserve to drilling | Justice Department lawyers acknowledge presidential transition in court filing | Trump admin pushes for permits for men who inspired Bundy standoff Trump administration pushes for grazing permits for men who inspired Bundy standoff Interior secretary tests positive for COVID-19 after two days of meetings with officials: report MORE have each faced probes over their own use of private, military or chartered planes and taxpayer costs.

Veteran Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is also being investigated over a government trip to Europe last summer during which he reportedly spent half of his time sightseeing or shopping.