Democrats say Price paid Treasury for use of private jets

Democrats raised questions about Trump aide Kellyanne Conway's travel as well.

Price, who was forced out of the administration last fall over the private air travel scandal, made three separate payments to the Treasury related to travel expenses, the Treasury said in a November letter to leaders of the House Oversight Committee released by Democrats.

Price's payments amounted to just a fraction of the $400,000 Politico first estimated was spent on as many as 26 chartered flights for Price while he served in the administration. He had previously said he would reimburse the government for the cost of his seat alone.

The Maryland Democrat first raised questions about Conway’s travel last fall.

The White House dismissed Cummings’ comments, but did not say if Conway would reimburse the government.

“This partisan attack on Kellyanne is ridiculous. Members of the President’s Cabinet invite relevant White House staff for official travel to events advancing the President’s agenda. When White House staff accompany Cabinet Members their travel plans are arranged, secured and financed by the inviting agency,” White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said in a statement.

Democrats plan to seek votes on 13 subpoena requests at the committee’s markup on Thursday and have accused the White House and administration of withholding information and testimony on a range of issues, from the security clearance process at the White House, to the federal response to several hurricanes over the summer.

A spokesperson for Gowdy did not immediately return a request for comment.