Lawmaker Wants Ban On Feds Staying At Trump Hotels

Lawmaker wants ban on feds staying at Trump hotels

Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., has introduced an amendment to the current “minibus” appropriations bill that would restrict federal funds from being used for rentals at any of 38 Trump-branded properties during official travel.

The spending package — which includes funding bills for the Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, the Energy Department, as well as the legislative branch and many independent agencies — is expected to be taken up by the House this week. These funding measures typically garner extensive provisions. If passed with Beyer’s amendment, the legislation would block the reimbursement of lodging expenses as defined by chapter 301 of the Federal Travel …

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