Updated at 8:21 p.m. ET
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price says he is reimbursing U.S. taxpayers for his official travel on private charter planes.
In a statement released on Thursday, he said, "Today, I will write a personal check to the US Treasury for the expenses of my travel on private charter planes. The taxpayers won't pay a dime for my seat on those planes."
The expense for his seat on those planes comes out to $51,887.31, according to an HHS spokesperson.