This bill would require that the president assume responsibility for the financial cost of providing additional security at property owned directly or indirectly by the president. This includes any place of business or a property that generates revenue, royalties, interest or dividends. No appropriations could be used to pay for such security aside from what the president is paid as salary.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
Committee on Oversight and ReformIntroducedDecember 8th, 2016
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What is House Bill H.R. 6506?
Cost of House Bill H.R. 6506
In-Depth: Sponsoring Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) introduced this bill to ensure that federal tax dollars don’t go toward paying for extra security at the president’s properties:
“It’s bad enough that Donald Trump refuses to honor a long Presidential tradition of transparency by keeping his tax returns secret. But it’s even more grotesque that, as my friend Congressman (Jose) Serrano has pointed out, New York City taxpayers already are paying $500,000 a day in security costs for Trump properties there alone. It’s just a matter of time before President-elect Trump forces the taxpayers to pick up the tab for the added security costs at his personal and business properties around the world.”
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has called the task of securing Trump Tower “unprecedented” and “profoundly challenging” and at a rate of $500,000 per day, the bill from Election Day to Trump’s inauguration has been estimated at $35 million by the NYPD.