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Arround $120 Million Budget to Pay Security Costs for President’s Family

Secret Service agents surrounded Marine One as President Trump departed Joint Base Andrews in Maryland last week.
Secret Service agents surrounded Marine One as President Trump departed Joint Base Andrews in Maryland last week.Credit…Al Drago/The New York Times
Secret Service agents surrounded Marine One as President Trump departed Joint Base Andrews in Maryland last week.

By Nicholas Fandos

  • May 1, 2017

WASHINGTON — Congress would allocate more than $120 million in additional money to help cover the escalating costs of protecting the Trump family and Trump Tower under a bipartisan spending agreement that appears poised to pass this week.

About half of the money, nearly $60 million, is earmarked for the Secret Service, with most of it going toward protecting the president while he is traveling and security for Trump Tower in New York City, according to legislation being circulated on Monday.

Another roughly $60 million would be set aside in a rare provision to reimburse localities, like New York City and Palm Beach County in Florida, that have incurred “extraordinary law enforcement personnel costs” associated with protecting Mr. Trump’s residences since Election Day.

The additional funding, which comes after weeks of mostly behind-the-scenes lobbying, reflects the tremendous costs associated with protecting the lifestyle of Mr. Trump and his family. And it is likely to provide relief to those who have borne the brunt of the effort — if only for the next five months, when the current fiscal year ends.