Buttigieg Use Of Private Jets To Be Audited By Department Of Transportation

  • An internal Department of Transportation (DOT) watchdog said on Monday that it would conduct an audit of Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s use of Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) taxpayer-funded jets for official trips, in addition to his predecessor’s travel, Elaine Chao.
  • The department’s inspector general announced it would conduct an audit to determine “whether the Office of the Secretary complied with Federal regulations, policies, and procedures regarding executive travel on DOT aircraft.”
  • This comes after Buttigieg reportedly used taxpayer-funded aircraft for at least 18 trips across the U.S. and abroad.
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