Trump, China's Xi to meet April 6-7 in Florida

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Democrats say the move is necessary after a page featuring visitor access records has said "this page is being updated" ever since Trump took office - and remains unchanged.

Trump's budget, unveiled shortly before one of his Mar-a-Lago jaunts, would cut numerous government's efforts to help low- and middle-income Americans: aid for small manufacturers, financial assistance to rural regions, affordable housing, job training and home heating. Perfect. "The service can't produce something that doesn't exist", Jonathan Wackrow, a former Secret Service agent, told POLITICO.

Democratic lawmakers are essentially asking, through a new bill, for a whole new system to be established at Trump's clubs in order to obtain his visitor logs.

"Maintaining sensible transparency policies would help dispel concerns that the wealthy and the well-connected have unfair access to the Trump White House", he continues.

The county estimates it could spend $280,000 when Trump hosts Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago next week, Frankel said. D-Md., wrote a letter to GAO chief Gene L. Dodaro in which they said they were "deeply concerned" about the potential costs.

How many Americans does it take to keep President Trump and his family in the lifestyle to which they are accustomed? But under current rules, he wouldn't have to disclose that.

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It's unknown how many staffers and reporters book hotel rooms when Trump visits, said Ashley Svarney, a spokeswoman for Discover the Palm Beaches, the county's tourism marketing organization.

In the Senate, the bill's original co-sponsors included Sens. The legislation is totally unsubtle, going by the name: The MAR-A-LAGO Act-"Make Access Records Available to Lead American Government Openness Act". Neither the Secret Service nor Mar-a-Lago conduct background checks at the estate.

"White House visitor logs help provide the American people with an important look at who is meeting with the President and his staff and a greater understanding of White House business", said Reed. As Senator Carper pointed out, public access to documentation of the president's guests at the White House is mandated by law, so it's very possible that the same requirements could be extended to openly accessible properties owned by the president as well.

Asserting that the bill is necessary and has a "simple" goal, Senator Udall said, "The American people have a right to know who has access to the president and who has leverage over this administration". The president should end his administration's disturbing pattern of stonewalling information and immediately reinstate the previous administration's policy of publishing White House visitor logs.

But the issue had also emerged earlier in Trump's presidency as he made repeated visits to his Florida abode - sometimes with other world leaders in tow - a regular weekend occurrence.

The visitor logs would be a productive step in growing public confidence and trust, the Democrats added.