Representative Adam Schiff is tired of the Secret Service paying for businesses owned and operated by President Donald Trump.
On Wednesday afternoon, Schiff introduced an amendment to an appropriations bill meant to fund the government for the fiscal year 2018.
It reads: “None of the funds made available by this Act to the United States Secret Service may be used to purchase, rent, or otherwise acquire goods or services, including hotel rooms, office space, or golf carts, from entities that are owned or operated by the President or the immediate family of the President.”
This amendment was created in response to the Secret Service not being able to keep up with Trump. His frequent trips to his estates, including his large family, have put a financial strain on the Secret Service.
Schiff said, “The immense honor and responsibility of serving as president of the United States should never be exploited for profit or personal gain. That the Trump Organization is profiting off the Secret Service is an abuse of taxpayer money and an improper method of enrichment.”
The amendment will face a few obstacles, although.
First, The House Rules Committee can discard any amendments it believes are out of order.
Also, the Secret Service is not allowed to accept any funding or resources that Congress hasn’t appropriated. According to former Secret Service director, W. Ralph Basham, “these regulations guard the agency from any possible compromise of its protective mission.”
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