President Orders Congressional Travel Ban

President Orders Congressional Travel Ban

After canceling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s plane trip to Europe and the Middle East, Trump had acting Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Russ Vought send memo to all heads of executive departments and agencies that members of Congress were not allowed to travel on government aircraft without express permission from the White House during the government shutdown.

"In light of the current partial government shutdown, the President has asked me to direct the heads of all executive departments and agencies of the Administration on new policies in support of Legislative Branch travel,” Vought wrote.

“Under no circumstances during a government shutdown will any government owned, rented, leased, or chartered aircraft support any Congressional delegation, without the express written approval of the White House Chief of Staff,” the letter continued.  “Nor will any funds appropriated to the Executive Branch be used for any Congressional delegation travel expenses, without his express written approval.  Departments and Agencies shall continue to provide appropriate logistical and security support for such delegations.”

Here is the official letter from the OMB:


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    Alan · 5 months ago
    Meanwhile, back at the ranch, we spend a trillion dollars annually. That's one thousand billion.
    A parable: A man makes a thousand dollars a week, and want to spend 5 dollars for something his wife does not want him to have (maybe it's a cigar - who knows). They end up in a divorce and ruin their family for 5 Bucks! Just let the man have his stinkin' 5 dollar cigar for heaven's sakes!
    While the world grows more dangerous, the USA is in shutdown mode for ridiculously, silly reasons. 5 bucks.

    Just saying... God bless. Alan
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    Sue · 5 months ago
    The furlough is over 30 days old now, Mr. President. It is TIME for a Fedgov RIF. Cut the fedgov in half and get rid of HUD, "Education," and cut EPA by a third. Many redundant services can be wrapped into other agencies such as "Commerce & Labor Dept."
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      Robair Victor · 5 months ago
      Sue: -Xllnt. proposal, and please allow us to also urge the axing of that infamous Indus./Military-complex referred to as the warmongering 'Pentagon', -with some 25,000-employees (aka: paper-shufflers, 'middle-class welfare'); --and the most economically damaging being the Rothschild-owned so-called Fed.Reserve-Sys. which must be totally ABOLISHED, -as to thereby bring unbridled prosperity to our Jew-embezzled nation!
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    John E Boy Baby · 5 months ago
    Louisville sherrifs threatening me today January 22 2019 already living with my entire family turned against me and zero money and zero internet connectivity now today using a tilte to an accident to one of mine they undoubtedly caused given my Ky Ui claim was stolen out of the usps by admission of their own office then Timothy Holmseth and YouAreFreeTv and all the AGs and PDs and ABC agencies ties to the police surveillance warmongering 9 -11 TRUTH deniers silent complicit selective law enFORCErs who wrecked into the car deliberately now use it to try to support their British Accredited Association BAR law like traitors against their neighbors enforcing their control freak will for satanic pedophile child trafficking abusing torturing raping sacrificing caging killing bankers using lawyers and courts to go after me and mine!

    I have no voice HaL

    No ears to hear you now.

    Help us now please G_D.

    ”17 times .... you know what I am getting at right ... 17 times.”

    Timing is everything.

    Time is now! Right now!

    These people are sick.eb3VsPxs2
    Military op!
    This is not a game!
    Dark to light!
    Lights on!

    Pray angels please pray I love you all ... sir we need help right now locally everywhere

    ... For The Children Of The World ...

    The TRUTH lives in me and you ...

    Blessed are the PUREHEART for they shall see G_D.

    Matthew 5:8


    John E Boy Baby
    Pray Angel Pray Harder Pray Longer Pray Pray Pray to G_D for mercy for us all!
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    LONG Overdue! · 5 months ago
    This should have been done DECADES ago...and now, make this permanent policy!! All of the taxpayer-subsidized luxury trips for Congress (and their families) through the years has been a gross abuse of the Peoples' money.

    And certainly these Congressmen/women who have espoused the religion of global warming should be happy not to be utilizing all of these private jets. Go commercial, Congress, and save the planet. (Note sarcasm.)
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      Really · 5 months ago
      Agreed. Not to mention the catering that goes along with these flights. The cost of alcohol alone is ridiculous on these flights.