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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

Ethics watchdog recommended that John Lewis’ top aide be subpoenaed

2:59 pm Aug. 9, 2017

WASHINGTON — Congress’ nonpartisan watchdog recommended that the House Ethics Committee subpoena Michael Collins, U.S. Rep. John Lewis’ longtime chief of staff, and the Atlanta Democrat’s campaign committee after alleging they did not fully comply with an ethics inquiry this spring, according to newly released documents.

The recommendation came at the tail end of a report from the Office of Congressional Ethics, or OCE, which concluded that it had “substantial

Watchdog groups: Tom Price illegally used campaign funds to bolster Cabinet bid

1:00 pm Jul. 7, 2017

WASHINGTON — A pair of campaign finance watchdogs alleged Friday that Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price illegally used money he raised for his congressional campaign to bolster his Cabinet bid.

A complaint the Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 filed with the Federal Election Commission argues that Price donated $40,000 in campaign funds to America Rising. The opposition research group then “promoted research and videos promoting Price’s confirmation,” the

Ethics group says its complaint likely prompted inquiry into John Lewis’ top aide

12:40 pm Jun. 27, 2017

WASHINGTON — The head of a right-leaning watchdog group said he is fairly certain his organization’s previous complaint regarding the dual-employment status of U.S. Rep. John Lewis’ top aide prompted a new House Ethics inquiry into the matter.

Matthew Whitaker, executive director of the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, said it appears that FACT’s January allegation that Michael Collins, Lewis’ longtime chief of staff, broke ethics rules that bar

Ethics group: Hank Johnson improperly aided Jon Ossoff with taxpayer resources

6:00 am Apr. 24, 2017

WASHINGTON – An ethics group is alleging that U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson improperly aided the campaign of his onetime aide, 6th District candidate Jon Ossoff, using his official House website.

The conservative-leaning Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, or FACT, said it plans to file an ethics complaint against the Lithonia Democrat with the Office of Congressional Ethics Monday.

The group wants the independent ethics office to investigate Johnson for potentially running

Tom Price netted at least $314,000 after selling medical stocks

3:52 pm Apr. 4, 2017

WASHINGTON – Health secretary Tom Price made a pretty penny as part of his ethics agreement with the government, a recent federal filing shows.

Paperwork filed with the Office of Government Ethics last month shows the former Roswell congressman made between $314,000 and $1.1 million while fulfilling his ethics deal with the independent agency, which is tasked with preventing conflicts of interest among Cabinet officials.

The filing indicates that Price