The Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has used her Privately owned Jet to conduct Government buissiness across the United States since she first took office.
The Education Department Press Secretary Liz Hill told the Associated Press on Thursday that DeVos travels completely on her own dime, accepting no Government reimbursement for flights or other expenses.
“Secretary DeVos accepted her position to serve the public and is fully committed to being a faithful steward of taxpayer dollars,” Hill said.
During her time in office, Hill said, DeVos has charged travel expenses to the government just once: $184 to the Department of Education for round-trip Amtrak ticket between D.C. and Philadelphia.
According to Forbes, DeVos’s Family has a net worth of over $5.5 Billion. Her husband Dick DeVos is the heir to the Amway multi-level marketing company.
This at a time of constant criticism of how tax payer dollars are spent on expenses of Government officials, is a breath of fresh air. It is nice to see the people we appoint to office who work for the American Citizens and who keep our tax dollars in mind.