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Mon Sep 9, 2019, 08:25 PM

Proposed ban on Pentagon spending at Trump properties gets new push

Democrats in the House are doubling down on proposed legislation to block military funds from being spent at properties owned by President Donald Trump, following reports that Air Force personnel stayed at the president's Turnberry resort in Scotland.

The House voted in July to bar the Defense Department from spending money at nearly five dozen Trump properties worldwide including Trump Turnberry as part of annual defense policy legislation.

"The House sent a clear message by adopting our amendment in July that we will not allow taxpayer funds, including the defense budget, to be used to enrich the President," Rep. Don Beyer, one of the sponsors of the proposal, told POLITICO in a statement Monday.

The provision blocks the Pentagon from spending money at 57 specific Trump properties. Under the provision, Trump could waive the ban if he reimburses the Treasury Department for the expenses. The amendment was co-sponsored by Democrats Ted Lieu of California, Beyer, Pramila Jayapal of Washington state and Steve Cohen of Tennessee and was adopted in a 223-205 vote.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/proposed-ban-on-pentagon-spending-at-trump-properties-gets-new-push/ar-AAH2IRz?li=BBnbcA1

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Monday OP
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 08:41 PM

1. Lucrum interruptus

that will infuriate the christofascists.

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Mon Sep 9, 2019, 10:05 PM

2. You would think the emolument clause

Of the constitution would be enough.

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Response to drray23 (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 10:12 PM

3. Exactly!

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