Persuasive Essay On Reimbursement

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Mayor de Blasio is Sending President Obama a $35 Million Bill For Trump Security

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is requesting $35 million in reimbursement from the federal government for the cost of NYPD protection around Trump Tower.

“This is truly unusual, for the first time we have had the NYPD providing such a crucial role in providing security for the President-elect,” de Blasio said during a press conference Monday morning, announcing he is sending a letter to President Obama to “formally initiate the reimbursement process” between November 8 through Trump’s inauguration on January 20.

“We are going to be continuing very aggressively in the course of the next few days with calls and meeting with members of the Obama administration and members of the Congress to nail down the reimbursements,” de Blasio added. “ This is the time now to really lean into nailing down the reimbursement.”

The letter to President Obama comes shortly after half-dozen Democratic
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According to NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill, 50 additional officers are detailed to help with the increase protection and surveillance around Trump Tower.

The request cost of about $500,000 per day in protecting the president-elect and his family qualifies as an extraordinary expense for the city. At a post-election press conference last month, de Blasio stated the city would need help from the federal government to cover the security cost and the overtime for NYPD officers.

“This is a very substantial undertaking that will take substantial resources,” de Blasio said. “We will begin the conversation with the federal government shortly on reimbursement for the NYPD for some of the costs that we are incurring, in particular the overtime
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