Watchdog Claims Price Used Campaign Funds To Push For Cabinet Confirmation
Campaign-finance laws prohibit members of Congress from using their campaign funds for personal gain.
Complaint Charges Price Used Campaign Funds To Promote Trump Appointment
A non-partisan campaign watchdog group is accusing President Trump's Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price of misusing congressional campaign money to push for his cabinet confirmation, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The Campaign Legal Center filed a complaint Friday with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) that pointed to a $40,000 payment in January made by the former Georgia congressman’s campaign team to America Rising, a Republican consulting firm. (Delk, 7/8)
The Wall Street Journal:
Group Alleges Tom Price Improperly Spent Campaign Funds During Confirmation Fight
In its complaint with the Federal Election Commission, the Campaign Legal Center cited a $40,000 payment the former Georgia congressman’s campaign committee made on Jan. 26 to America Rising, a GOP consulting firm. Around the same date, the complaint said, the firm released research and videos promoting the confirmation of Mr. Price and other cabinet nominees in the Senate. Mr. Price was the only cabinet nominee to use campaign funds to pay the firm, according to the complaint. (Hackman, 7/7)