Dems seeking Trump visitor logs call bill ‘MAR-A-LAGO Act’

Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach is the target of Democratic legislation in Washington.

Four Democratic Senators and a Democratic House member introduced legislation today to require President Donald Trump to reveal who visits his weekend White House, the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach.

 

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft (front, left) joins Melania Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, President Donald Trump and Akie Abe at Mar-a-Lago last month. (Mark Knoller/CBS News)

The bill requires the president to publish visitor logs for the White House “or any¬†other location where President Trump regularly conducts official business, including various Trump Organization properties frequented by the president.”

 

With Trump frequently visiting Mar-a-Lago on the weekends and conducting official business there, Democrats began pressing a few weeks ago to have visitor logs released. Only today, however, was the bill unveiled with its snazzy acronym for a title: “The Making Access Records Available to Lead American Government Openness (MAR-A-LAGO) Act.”

 

The bill’s Senate sponsors are Democratic Sens. Tom Udall of New Mexico, Tom Carper of Delaware and Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed of Rhode Island. U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., introduced companion legislation in the House.