How Tom Price decided chartered jets were a good use of taxpayer money

Yoest said Price’s schedule was especially fluid last week. Before one chartered flight from D.C. to Philadelphia, he had to attend a hurricane briefing.

Meanwhile, the New Hampshire appearance, she said, was to present $144 million in grant funding for services to combat opiod addition.

Discussions about the costs of the flights are “grossly underestimating the point that this is official business,” Yoest said.

She could not immediately provide details confirming the airport delay and canceled appearance that she said presaged the need for chartered flights for Price.