TheHouse Oversight Committee stated Wednesday that it is examining making use of government-owned aircrafts by senior federal government authorities for individual travel or personal non-commercial prepare for main travel.
Ina letter to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-SouthCarolina and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, state that main travel by federal staff members need to be done through the “most expeditious means of transportation practicable” and need to not consist of individual usage.
The2 legislators ask that Kelly supply specific info to the committee, consisting of each use of a government-owned airplane by a non-elected authorities given that President Trump’s inauguration onJan 20. It demands the authorities’ locations, expense of journey, function of journey and the dates of usage.
Gowdyand Cummings stated that they desire the info as quickly as possible however no behind close of company onOct 10.
Thisfollows it was exposed that numerous leading federal government authorities– EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price– usage of federal government aircrafts for individual travel or personal aircrafts for main travel.
CBS News’ Julianna Goldman and Laura Strickler reported Tuesdaythat in June, Pruitt, after taking a trip with President Trump to Cincinnati, he took an Air Force jet to New York’s JFK Airport, rather of taking a $350industrial flight, sticking taxpayers with a costs for a minimum of $20,000 He then flew to Italy for a worldwide top that didn’t begin up until 3 days later on, and he left that satisfying a day early.
Treasury’s inspector general is checking out Mnuchin’s usage of a military airplane and the HHS inspector general is checking out Price’s chartered flights that cost $400,000
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Oversight panel to check out authorities ' usage of personal airplane for main travel by: Farah Grimm published: