Rep. Maloney Calls for Full Reimbursement of $25.7M Spent BY NYC to Protect President-Elect
New York – Following NYPD Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill’s release of the final costs to New York City’s taxpayers for protecting the President Elect and his family between Election Day and Inauguration Day, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), released the following statement:
“New York City taxpayers should not be forced to foot the bill for a national security obligation. Now that New York City has calculated the final costs incurred for securing the President Elect and his family between his election and inauguration, Congress must provide city taxpayers a full reimbursement. Protecting the President-elect and his family is a national security priority and the burden of these costs must not fall on New Yorkers.
“Thanks to the pressure from my colleagues and I in the New York delegation, Congress appropriated $7 million in late 2016. Now, Congress must provide the remaining $18.7 million to make New York City taxpayers whole and I intend to make sure that happens.
“In addition to these pre-inauguration costs, the NYPD and FDNY are incurring daily costs to secure Trump Tower. With NYPD costs ranging from $127,000 to $146,000 per day when the President is not in town, all the way up to $308,000 when he does visit, the city’s taxpayers are still paying an unprecedented expense. I will continue to push my colleagues to make sure there are funds designated and available to cover these costs going forward to avoid the uncertainty of the last several months.”