Spending Bill Covers Costs Of Protecting First Family In New York And Florida

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Kerry Picket Political Reporter
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The spending bill that funds the government for the remainder of 2017 sets aside more than $120 million to cover the rising cost of protecting the Trump family and Trump tower.

Around $60 million is earmarked for Secret Service, with the majority of it going toward protecting President Trump and the security for Trump Tower.

Around $34 million going toward the Secret Service could also be used to protect the first family in New York, and when the older Trump children take business or vacation trips.

The rest of the money goes toward reimbursing municipalities like New York City and Palm Beach County, Fla., for their role in protecting Trump’s residential properties.

New York officials, including Mayor Bill de Blasio and Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer, have gone after the administration for the cost of protecting the president and his family in New York City.

First lady Melania Trump and son Barron are expected to move from Trump Tower to the White House this summer. Barron will begin a new school year in Washington, D.C. next fall.

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