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Yes, Tom Price reimbursed government $52K for his trips on private jets

1:56 pm Oct. 6, 2017

WASHINGTON — Before resigning last week, former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price indeed reimbursed taxpayers for nearly $52,000 — the amount he said covered his portion of recent official trips on private jets.

A spokesman for the department said Friday that Price wrote a personal check to the U.S. Treasury “for the expenses of his travel on private charter planes” before he tendered his resignation on Sept. 29.

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Tom Price promises to reimburse taxpayers for private flights

4:51 pm Sep. 28, 2017

WASHINGTON — Health chief Tom Price said Thursday he will reimburse taxpayers for the hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of travel he logged on private jets in recent months.

“Today, I will write a personal check to the US Treasury for the expenses of my travel on private charter planes,” the former Roswell congressman said in a statement. “The taxpayers won’t pay a dime for my seat on those planes.”

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Former colleagues steer clear of Tom Price’s private jet woes

7:00 am Sep. 28, 2017

WASHINGTON — Some liberal Democrats may have been quick to call for health Secretary Tom Price’s resignation on Wednesday amid his private plane rigmarole, but the former congressman’s onetime Georgia colleagues are keeping their distance or urging patience as a government watchdog probes Price’s official trips.

“I really don’t know the details, so I’ll reserve judgment,” said U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville.

“I don’t really have a comment on that,”

House Democrats call for Tom Price’s ouster

3:19 pm Sep. 27, 2017

WASHINGTON — At least five House Democrats are calling on Health Secretary Tom Price to resign from his Cabinet post following news reports that the former Georgia congressman took two-dozen publicly-funded trips on private jets in recent months.

Jamie Raskin of Maryland tweeted on Wednesday that his former colleague should step down.

“Time for @SecPriceMD to resign,” Raskin tweeted, referring to Price’s user name on the site. “King Trump’s spending is bad

President Trump ‘not happy’ with Tom Price after reports of private jet use

1:29 pm Sep. 27, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he is “not happy” with Health Secretary Tom Price following reports of his extensive use of publicly-funded private jets and indicated he has not ruled out firing the former Georgia congressman over the trips.

“We’ll see,” Trump told reporters assembled on the White House’s South Lawn when asked about whether he would fire Price.

“I was looking into it and I will look into it,”

Despite meager competition, Ga. congressmen spent millions on reelection bids

1:43 pm Aug. 21, 2017

WASHINGTON —The money went to luxury fishing trips on the Chesapeake Bay, fundraisers at D.C.’s poshest restaurants and a 75th-birthday blowout at the Tabernacle in Atlanta.

There were also tickets to the Masters golf tournament and a hotel room in the Virgin Islands, not to mention a stable of high-level campaign and social media consultants.

Georgia’s U.S. House members faced only token opposition at the ballot box last year, but you wouldn’t be

Rob Woodall: The next chairman of the House Budget Committee?

7:00 am Aug. 4, 2017

Insider’s note: This post first appeared on myAJC’s political blog. Check there for all things Georgia politics. 

WASHINGTON — If Capitol Hill is nothing but a constant game of musical chairs, then Georgia’s Rob Woodall might have just caught his lucky break.

Thanks to a game of political dominoes, the Lawrenceville Republican has a good shot at becoming the chairman of the House Budget Committee this fall.

Let us explain.

House Republicans tend

Shock, anger, relief in Georgia after health care effort tanks

12:00 pm Jul. 31, 2017

Christy Nelson survived thyroid cancer but has been fighting insomnia for months, terrified of the GOP effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. She and her husband, who has Crohn’s disease, depend on protections for pre-existing conditions to afford health coverage, and following the collapse of the repeal effort their relief is only slowly starting to bloom. “We are a family scared to death,” she said. “This has been a