House Passes Legislation Banning Federal Spending At Trump Businesses

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House Passes Legislation Banning Federal Spending At Trump Businesses
​The provision was included in a $24 billion dollar House appropriations bill for a group of federal agencies.
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On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed legislation that would prevent the White House and other federal entities from spending government funds at establishments that are affiliated with President Donald Trump.

The provision was included in a $24 billion dollar appropriations bill for a group of federal agencies. The House bill passed by a 224-196 vote. 

The Senate has to yet to take action on its corresponding bill, and the Republican majority seems unlikely to move forward with the Trump business provision. 

While introducing the amendment on the House floor, Rep. Steve Cohen accused President Trump of violating the constitutional prohibition on Presidents accepting emoluments.

President Trump has been sued by multiple state attorneys general, who claim the president's business dealings violate a constitutional ban on accepting gifts or benefits while in office. The president's attorneys have denied the charge.