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House Dems: Show us ex-health chief's check for charters

FILE - In this March 24, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price are seen in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Price resigned Sept. 29, after his costly travel triggered investigations that overshadowed the administration's agenda and angered his boss. Price's regrets and partial repayment couldn't save his job. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
October 04, 2017 - 8:02 AM

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.

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