1. Earlier in the day, President Donald Trump teased a decision on Price's status to reporters, saying he would decide by the end of the day whether he might fire the secretary. He repeated that he was "not happy" about the secretary's travel, a position he first shared Wednesday.
  2. Price’s departure came after Politico reported in a series of stories that the health chief had taken more than $1 million in taxpayer-funded trips on private planes to locales from Africa to Georgia’s St. Simons Island.
  3. Other journeys were to cities with frequent and far cheaper commercial flights from Washington or to places where Price had family or owned property, raising questions about whether all his travels were for business purposes.
  4. Following Price’s resignation, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney informed Cabinet secretaries and agency heads in a memo that approval from chief of staff John Kelly will be required for any travel on government-owned, rented, leased or chartered aircraft.
  5. Price becomes the first Cabinet member to exit the Trump administration since the president was sworn into office in January.
  6. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,WSBTV.com and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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