Did Interior Secretary Zinke Spend $139,000 On An Office Door?

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA - Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke attends an event at the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial announcing the newly carved engravings of Afghanistan and Iraq campaigns and the restoration project of the memorial, in Arlington, Virginia Tuesday November 21, 2017. Business man and philanthropist David Rubenstein's gifted millions of dollars to the make the restoration project possible. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post)
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA - Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke attends an event at the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial announcing the newly carved engravings of Afghanistan and Iraq campaigns and the restoration project o... ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA - Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke attends an event at the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial announcing the newly carved engravings of Afghanistan and Iraq campaigns and the restoration project of the memorial, in Arlington, Virginia Tuesday November 21, 2017. Business man and philanthropist David Rubenstein's gifted millions of dollars to the make the restoration project possible. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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March 8, 2018 4:45 p.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.”

A spokeswoman 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.

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 Mike Pence.

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