WASHINGTON — House Democrats are asking the Trump administration to show them proof that ousted Health Secretary Tom Price wrote a check to reimburse taxpayers for his government-paid travel on private charters.
Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland — the senior Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee — has written the Treasury and the Health and Human Services departments and asked for a copy of Price’s payment.
Price promised to write a check for $51,887.31, but that wasn’t enough to save his job after the travel flap irritated President Donald Trump.
The Associated Press asked agency representatives whether Price had paid up, but hasn’t received any confirmation.
The committee also has begun a governmentwide investigation into travel by top political appointees.