The combination of President Trump’s frequent travel, numerous properties, and large family is gobbling up the Secret Service’s funds at an unprecedented rate. USA Today revealed Monday that roughly a third of America’s Secret Service agents have “already hit the federally mandated caps for salary and overtime allowances that were meant to last the entire year,” forcing Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles to turn to Congress for additional funding. With the rate of attrition high and the demanding workload expected to continue, Democrats and Republicans are concerned. “We cannot expect the Secret Service to be able to recruit and keep the best of the best if they are not being paid for these increases,” a spokeswoman for Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said.
The Secret Service cannot pay hundreds of agents to protect Trump and his large family, according to a news report https://t.co/aZcuw2b30u pic.twitter.com/1Tbaku4AnW
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