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BREAKING: Tom Price Says He Will Stop Taking Private Flights, Reimburse Taxpayers

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has issued a new statement about his private flights on taxpayer money.

In the statement (which can be read in full below, via NBC News), the HHS secretary says he will stop taking charter flights on the government’s dime, and he will reimburse taxpayers for the trips he’s already taken.

“The taxpayers won’t pay a dime for my seat on those planes,” Price said in his statement.

This story is currently breaking and will be updated as more details become available.

UPDATE 4:50 p.m. ET — According to Fox News Producer Fin Gomez, reporting through an HHS source, Price will pay $51,887.31 for his private flights.

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