Chairman Crowley Statement on Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price’s Resignation

September 29, 2017

(Queens, NY) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) released the following statement after Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned:

“Secretary Price showed a complete disregard for taxpayer money and a serious lack of judgement by chartering private planes. This type of behavior is irresponsible and unacceptable. Secretary Price’s resignation is entirely appropriate and he must be held accountable for the $1 million in taxpayer money he spent.

“While Secretary Price’s resignation is welcome news, the abuse of taxpayer money by other Trump officials continues to be deeply troubling. President Trump talked a big game about draining the swamp, yet he continues to surround himself with staff and administration officials who behave as though a separate set of rules apply to them. That must end.”