Blumenauer Introduces No TRUMP Act

Would prevent taxpayer money from going to Trump hotels

Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore.,introduced a bill that prevent taxpayer money from being used for miscellaneous expenses at Trump hotels. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore.,introduced a bill that prevent taxpayer money from being used for miscellaneous expenses at Trump hotels. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Posted March 10, 2017 at 9:44am

Rep. Earl Blumenauer took his latest swipe at President Donald Trump by introducing a bill with the new president’s name on it.

The Oregon Democrat’s No Taxpayer Revenue Used to Monetize the Presidency (NO TRUMP) Act would prohibit the use of taxpayer money to pay for events, overnight stays, food or any other miscellaneous expenses at hotels owned or operated by a president or family members, OregonLive reported.

“Presidents should not financially benefit from holding the office,” Blumenauer said in a news release. “No taxpayer money should be spent at Trump hotels. Period.”

The Oregon Democrat has been a frequent critic of Trump, calling for a review of the 25th Amendment to the Constitution regarding presidential succession. Last month he went on a 35-tweet rant on Twitter calling Trump #LiarInChief.