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.

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