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S. 2653: Scrutinizing White House Activities that Make Profits Act of 2019

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Should the president be able to host summits with world leaders at a location he owns, potentially earning him money?


Upon ascending to the presidency, Donald Trump refused to divest himself from his business interests during his tenure in office. This means he still earns money from the Trump Organization’s profits, including golf courses, hotels, and resorts.

One such resort is in Doral, Florida, just outside Miami. In mid-October, Trump announced plans to host the next G-7 summit there in June 2020, featuring leaders of seven of the nation’s most advanced economies. The location traditionally alternates annually among member countries, with the national leader selecting the exact location.

Trump eventually backed off the plan in the face of bipartisan condemnation that the location was an unseemly choice ...

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Jeff Merkley

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Oregon. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 21, 2019
Length: 3 pages
Oct 21, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Oct 21, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on October 21, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Oct 21, 2019

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