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$139K for 'Secretary's Door' Raises Questions at Interior Dept.

Zinke spokesperson isn't commenting on work order
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 8, 2018 6:04 PM CST

(Newser) – Records show the Interior Department spent nearly $139,000 last year for construction at the agency that was labeled on a work order as "Secretary's Door," the AP reports. A spokesperson for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke did not provide answers Thursday to questions about whether changes had been made to a door in the secretary's office.

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Records show the Maryland contractor that performed the work, Conquest Solutions LLC, has done several renovation projects at federal buildings. A man who answered the phone at the company Thursday hung up when a reporter asked about Zinke's office. Zinke is one of several Trump Cabinet officials under scrutiny for questionable spending. He spent $53,000 on three helicopter trips last year, including one to go on a horseback ride with Vice President Pence. (Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson was recently in hot water over a $31,000 dining set.)


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