Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price says he is cooperating with investigations into his travel on costly charter flights.

He says he wasn’t “sensitive enough” to the concerns the charters would create about the use of taxpayer dollars.

Price says he will write a check Thursday to reimburse Treasury and says he will not take any more charter flights as HHS secretary.


His statement comes after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Donald Trump was not thrilled with Price’s flights. Trump had publicly declared his displeasure a day earlier.

Sanders said, “We’ve asked a halt to be put, particularly at HHS, on any private charter flights moving forward.”

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