“Today, I will write a personal check to the US Treasury for the expenses of my travel on private charter planes,” wrote Price, the secretary of the Health and Human Services Department, in a statement released Thursday.
“The taxpayers won’t pay a dime for my seat on those planes,” said Price.
Price did not say how much he would be paying back.
But an HHS spokeswoman said Price’s check would total $51,887.31.
That is a small fraction of the more than $400,000 it reportedly cost the government to charter 26 flights on private jets for Price and his traveling companions since May.
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