Chuck Grassley

United States Senator from Iowa

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HHS Secretary Resigns; Grassley Urges Focus on Protecting Tax Dollars, Setting Better Priorities

Sep 29, 2017

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa made the following comment on the resignation of Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.  Earlier this week, Grassley urged President Trump to reiterate the importance of top officials’ holding down travel costs.
            
“Those who work for the taxpayers need to get the most bang for the buck at all times.  Unnecessary or expensive travel is to be avoided.  It’s not just the cost of the flights.  It’s also whether attending a conference or a meeting overseas and planning a vacation around those events is in the public’s best interests when there’s so much work to do and when the national debt is so high.  Taxpayers wonder how priorities are set when they see things like that.  I hope the President will stress the importance of all of this to everybody in his cabinet so the expensive flights stop, and we can focus on the important issues before us.”  

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