Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price today resigned following complaints he used expensive private charter planes to travel the country while on the job.
President Trump plans to designate Don J. Wright of Virginia to serve as acting secretary, effective at 11:59 p.m. today. Wright currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and Director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
Price was first elected to represent Georgia’s 6th district in November 2004. Prior to going to Washington, Price served four terms in the Georgia State Senate — two as Minority Whip. In 2002, he was a leader in the Republican renaissance in Georgia as the party took control of the State Senate, with Price rising to become the first Republican Senate Majority Leader in the history of Georgia.