Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas Price offered his resignation earlier today and the trump accepted,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement late Friday afternoon. She added that trump plans to make deputy assistant secretary for health and director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Don J. Wright acting secretary effective Friday night. Price spent more than $400,000 in federal money for official trips on private jets 26 times since early May, Politico has reported. Two of those trips were to areas where he owns real estate, and to visit family members and long-time colleagues, the site also reported. Each private jet trip can cost taxpayers around $25,000. The White House had approved the use of military aircraft for #TomPrice, accompanied by his wife, for official trips to Africa, Europe, and Asia at an estimated cost to taxpayers of more than $500,000. >>don't forget to pay your bill on the way out!
That would bring Price’s reported taxpayer-funded flight tab to roughly $1 million.