Dem lawmakers call for Trump travel expense reports

Dem lawmakers call for Trump travel expense reports
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Two Democratic lawmakers are calling for the release of President Trump’s expense reports detailing trips he's taken to his own properties.

Arizona Reps. Tom O’Halleran and Ruben Gallego will introduce an amendment Wednesday to a defense funding bill that would compel the Air Force to send presidential expense reports to Congress, including the costs of Trump's travel to one of his properties, The Associated Press reported.

Both lawmakers have been critical of Trump’s “frivolous trips,” citing the heavy demands such visits put on the defense budget.

Trump has visited his properties at least 44 times since taking office according to a NBC News tracker, including frequent golf trips on the weekends.

This isn’t the first attempt by a Democratic lawmaker to pressure Trump on such trips.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) introduced a bill last month that would require Trump to reimburse the government for public funds spent on trips to his own properties, called the Stop Waste and Misuse by the President Act.