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Wed Jun 26, 2019, 07:52 PM

House backs ban on White House spending at Trump's properties, sending message to president

Source: Washington Post

House backs ban on White House spending at Trump’s properties, sending message to president

By Mike DeBonis and Jonathan O'Connell June 26 at 6:08 PM

Targeting federal spending at properties owned by President Trump, the House on Wednesday passed legislation that would bar the White House and other federal entities from doing business with Trump-affiliated establishments.

The provision, which could greatly complicate Trump’s routine visits to his various properties, was included in a $24 billion appropriations bill for various federal agencies that passed on a 224-196 vote largely along party lines. The Senate has not acted on its corresponding bill, and the Republican majority there is unlikely to agree to include it in any spending legislation that ultimately becomes law.

But the amendment sponsored by Democratic Reps. Steve Cohen (Tenn.), Jamie B. Raskin (Md.), Mark DeSaulnier (Calif.) and Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.) sends a message to the White House over the propriety of taxpayer funds going to Trump’s businesses.

It says that none of the agencies funded in the bill — including the Executive Office of the President, which handles presidential travel arrangements — may “enter into any new contract, grant, or cooperative agreement” with any of dozens of listed entities.

Those entities include companies listed on Trump’s annual financial disclosure report as well as other properties listed on the Trump Organization’s website.


Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/house-backs-ban-on-white-house-spending-at-trumps-properties-sending-message-to-president/2019/06/26/fac81964-984f-11e9-830a-21b9b36b64ad_story.html

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Wed Jun 26, 2019, 08:00 PM

1. The link is behind a paywall.

The Senate would still have to pass...correct?

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