New bill would make President Trump pay for travel to his resorts
One congressman thinks President Trump needs to stop vacationing at properties he owns — unless he starts paying back the American people.
Rep. Ted Lieu of California introduced the Stop Waste and Misuse by the President Act or SWAMP Act.
The bill says Trump shouldn't travel to properties he has financial involvement in. Since the government has to pay to board staff and security there, that effectively lines the president's pockets with taxpayer money.
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Trump has spent a lot of his weekends away from the White House, traveling to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida and his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
Don't expect this to become a law anytime soon. Republicans control both chambers of Congress and even if it passed, Trump would have to sign it.