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Price Resigns From Trump Cabinet Amid Private Jet Investigations

HHS Secretary Tom Price, who earned a reputation in the House as a budget hawk critical of government waste, resigned Friday after President Trump criticized him for chartering private jet flights.
Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, shown here at a discussion about opioids on Thursday, drew fire for his use of private jets. / Carolyn Kaster / Shutterstock.com

Updated at 5:40 p.m. ET

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned Friday in the face of multiple investigations into his use of private charter and military jets to travel around the country at taxpayer expense.

A statement released by the White House Friday afternoon said that Price had "offered his resignation earlier today and the president accepted."

President Trump had said multiple times this week that he was "not happy" about the optics of

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