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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 06:41 PM

Congressman seeks probe of chartered flights by U.S. energy secretary

Source: Reuters

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic U.S. congressman is asking the Department of Energy’s watchdog to investigate Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s travel on chartered aircraft, the congressman said at a hearing on Thursday.

U.S. Representative Frank Pallone said Perry’s trips on chartered planes need scrutiny in light of the “extreme” budget cuts the department faces in a 2018 federal budget proposed by Republican President Donald Trump.

In a letter on Thursday to the Energy Department’s inspector general, Pallone cited a $35,000 trip Perry took from Washington to a private airport in Kansas that was within a 45-minute drive of Kansas City International Airport.

“It is unclear why Secretary Perry would require such costly travel in instances where more economical options were readily available,” Pallone wrote.

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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 06:43 PM

1. IOKIYAR. nt

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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 08:49 PM

2. Well, you have to be

in the height of nadsat fashion. You have to take private jets or risk being the laughing stock of the cabinet.

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