Cantwell Statement On Zinke’s Continued Lavish Travel Using Taxpayer Money

December 8, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) made the following statement regarding Secretary Zinke’s helicopter habit:

"I am calling on the Department of the Interior’s Inspector General to add Secretary Zinke’s use of taxpayer-funded helicopter rides to the ongoing investigation into his use of taxpayer-funded private jets. If the Secretary misused public funds, he should write the treasury a check for the full amount and apologize.”