Democrats in the House are doubling down on proposed legislation to block military funds from being spent at properties owned by President Donald Trump, following reports that Air Force personnel stayed at the president’s Turnberry resort in Scotland. The House voted in July to bar the Defense Department from spending money at nearly five dozen Trump properties worldwide — including Trump Turnberry — as part of annual defense policy legislation.
The provision blocks the Pentagon from spending money at 57 specific Trump properties. Under the provision, Trump could waive the ban if he reimburses the Treasury Department for the expenses. The amendment was adopted in a 223-205 vote. Republicans criticized the proposal as impractical and a partisan stunt meant to embarrass Trump. The leaders of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees are poised hammer out a compromise defense bill later this month.