Perry took private jet day before Price resigned: report

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry reportedly traveled on a chartered jet to Ohio last week, one day before Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price 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.

{mosads}Sen. Rob Portman (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 Mnuchin, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke 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.

Tags David Shulkin Rick Perry Rob Portman Ryan Zinke Scott Pruitt Steven Mnuchin Tom Price
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