Democrats File “Mar-A-Lago Act” Bill Requiring That Visitor Logs At Trump Properties Be Made Public

Raw Story reports:

At the so-called “Winter White House,” President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, the former reality TV star hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and would soon welcome Chinese president Xi Jinping. But some of the hotel’s visitors, like Republican campaign funding juggernaut David Koch, have been a bit less visible to the public.

Democrats in the House and Senate pushed to change that Friday, unveiling twin bills requiring the White House to publish visitor logs—not only at the official White House, but at Trump’s other frequent meeting places in New York and New Jersey, as well.

In their announcement of the Make Access Records Available to Lead American Government Openness Act, or MAR-A-LAGO Act for short, Democrats criticized “the Trump administration’s refusal to extend the pro-transparency policy established by former President Barack Obama to release visitor logs at the White House 90 to 120 days after they were created.”

The proposed bill would expand to Obama-era visitors log requirement to include Trump Tower, Mar-A-Lago, and the Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey.