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congress allocates $120 million for trump family's security costs

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congress allocates $120 million for trump family's security costs

washington – congress would allocate more than $120 million to help cover the escalating costs of protecting the first family and trump tower under a bipartisan spending agreement that appears poised to pass this week.about half of the money, nearly $60 million, is earmarked for the secret service, with most of the funds going toward protecting the president while traveling and security for trump tower in new york city, according to legislation being circulated monday.another roughly $60 million would be set aside in a rare provision to reimburse localities, like new york city and palm beach county in florida, that have incurred "extraordinary law enforcement personnel costs" associated with protecting trump's residences since election day.the additional funding, which comes after weeks of mostly behind the scenes lobbying, reflects the tremendous costs associated with protecting the lifestyle of trump and his family. and it is likely to provide relief to those who have borne the brunt of the effort.the secret service has been particularly strained as it tries to keep up with its new protectees, who include a first lady who is living in trump tower and trump's frequently traveling adult children. the agency had requested additional funds earlier this year.the legislation provides the secret service $34 million for increased physical protection costs associated with trump for the remainder of the fiscal year. the money could be used flexibly to protect the first family i...