A $1 trillion bipartisan budget deal struck by congressional leaders Sunday night includes money to reimburse taxpayers in Palm Beach County and New York City for expenses associated with President Donald Trump‘s visits.
The full House and Senate are expected to vote this week on the bill to keep the federal government running through Sept. 30.
Trump’s visits to Mar-a-Lago — two extended stays as president-elect and seven visits as president — have cost Palm Beach County taxpayers around $4 million so far. Most of the money has been for overtime by sheriff’s deputies who assist the Secret Service.
As costs have risen, local officials and members of Congress have called for the federal government to help. Sheriff Ric Bradshaw discussed the issue in person with Trump in March.