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Report: Zinke used government helicopters for D.C. travel

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke at an event in September. Photo: Andrew Harnik / AP

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke reportedly booked taxpayer-funded helicopters this summer traveling to events near D.C., according to previously undisclosed travel documents obtained by Politico. He also used government vehicles to help accommodate his political events schedule.

Why it matters: Zinke is already under investigation for taking charter and military planes to political events on taxpayers' dime, including a $12,000 charter flight from Las Vegas to his hometown in Montana. Several Trump officials have also come under fire for splurging on government-funded luxury travel, which led to former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price's resignation.