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Washington—Following the resignation of HHS Secretary Tom Price, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Executive Director Noah Bookbinder released the following statement:

“Secretary Price inappropriately spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money on unnecessary private jet travel. Were he not caught, he would probably still be doing so today. After being caught, he offered to pay back only a small fraction of what he owed. While his resignation ends his time in the government, it does not end the private jet scandal that others in the Trump administration, including Mnuchin, Pruitt and Zinke, find themselves in. Nor does it address the fact that this is a result of the tone set by the President when he decided to maintain his massive global business despite the significant conflicts of interest it causes every day and to spend many days at his own properties at great cost to taxpayers. This administration seems to believe that the government and the taxpayers serve them rather than the other way around.”