REP. LIEU OFFERS AMENDMENTS TO STOP TRUMP FROM ENRICHING HIMSELF AT TAXPAYER EXPENSE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 6, 2017
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding eight amendments he recently introduced to H.R. 3354 – the fiscal year 2018 spending measure. The amendments would prohibit the use of funds for the reimbursement of costs incurred by the government at commercial properties in which the President of the United States has a financial stake or that bear the Trump name.
“Since January, President Trump has spent 76 days of his total 224 in office at a property that he or his family owns. Every time he visits his commercial properties, he enriches himself at taxpayer’s expense. Unless Congress steps in, this gross abuse of power will continue. From the Secret Service budget for golf carts at the President’s Mar-a-Lago and Bedminster properties, to the State Department spending $15,000 at the Trump Hotel in Vancouver for his children, taxpayers are enriching the holdings of the President and his family. That is why I have offered eight amendments to this year’s spending bill that would prevent the federal government from spending funds at properties owned by the Trump family. I urge my colleagues to join me in helping to drain the swamp.”
INFORMATION ON THE AMENDMENTS:
Mr. Lieu has introduced 8 identical amendments, one for each individual spending bill in this package, which prohibit the use of funds for the reimbursement of costs incurred by the government at commercial properties in which the President of the United States has a financial stake or that bear the Trump name. These properties are enumerated in the amendment.
THE FULL TEXT OF REP. LIEU’S AMENDMENTS CAN BE FOUND HERE