The Federal Government Must Reimburse NYC for Pres-Elect Trump's Security
I just spoke on the floor of the House to express my disappointment that the bill to keep the government funded through April falls far short of providing the funds needed to reimburse our city for the costs we’ve incurred to keep the President-elect and his family safe.
The City of New York and President Obama requested $35 million be included to repay New York for these national security-related costs since Election Day. Unfortunately, the funding bill included just $7 million instead. And while I know that the NYPD will continue their duties at the levels necessary to protect Trump Tower and the surrounding area, New Yorkers cannot be expected to foot the bill.
Because of this budget’s failure to fully fund this request, New Yorkers are now being forced to provide a no-interest loan to the federal government with no guarantee of being paid back. That is a terrible deal. Securing the President-elect is a national security priority and it must be paid for by the federal government.
As I said yesterday, my colleagues and I have made getting these funds a priority because New York is tasked with providing unprecedented 24/7 security measures that are extremely costly. I will continue working with my colleagues to make sure New York is treated fairly and push for the full $35 million requested by New York City and the President.
As always, your concerns are my top priority. Please do not hesitate to share your thoughts and concerns by visiting my website.
Carolyn B. Maloney
Member of Congress
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