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Health Secretary Tom Price resigns under fire — but other Cabinet members are still taking costly private flights

Health Secretary Tom Price resigns under fire — but other Cabinet members are still taking costly private flights

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned Friday in the midst of an expanding controversy over charging taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars for flights on private air charters.

His departure was announced in a terse statement by the White House.

"Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas Price offered his resignation earlier today and the President accepted," the statement said.

The announcement came just after Trump for the third time indicated his displeasure with the cost of Price’s flights and the spreading criticism of them, in response to reporters asking whether he would fire his Health secretary.

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