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CDC jet used primarily to shuttle official

Alison Young of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution analyzed the flight log of the jet leased by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and found that "a luxury private jet leased by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for use in emergencies has been used instead primarily to shuttle Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt to dozens of news conferences and meetings." So far in 2006, leasing and using the aircraft had cost taxpayers $2.1 million. Other Cabinet members said they fly on commercial airlines. To read more: Immediate jet access necessary, CDC says and How Leavitt used CDC jet on one swing

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