Interior spending $139K to upgrade doors in Zinke's office
Michael Biesecker And Matthew Daly
FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2017, file photo, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks about the Trump Administration's energy policy at the Heritage Foundation in Washington. Records show the Interior Department spent nearly $139,000 last year for construction at the agency that was labeled on a work order as ‚ÄúSecretary‚Äôs Door.‚Äù A spokeswoman for Zinke did not provide answers on March 8, 2018, to questions about whether changes had been made to a door in the secretary‚Äôs office. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
March 08, 2018 - 10:35 PM
WASHINGTON - The Interior Department is spending nearly $139,000 to upgrade three sets of double doors in the office of Secretary Ryan Zinke.
His spokeswoman says Zinke (ZIN'-kee) was not aware of the contract for the work prior to a request about it from The Associated Press. She says the project was planned by career facilities and security officials as part of the decade-long modernization of the historic building erected in 1936 a few blocks from the White House.
She said the secretary was not aware of this contract but agrees that this is a lot of money for demo, install, materials and labour. She says the doors needed repairs.
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