The Secret Service is tasked with protecting 42 people in the Trump Administration, including 18 family members, and the amount of travel they all take is too much for the agency’s budget.
Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex'' Alles told “USA Today” that one-thousand agents have hit their salary and overtime caps, so he is pleading with Congress for help. The workload began during the chaotic election cycle and, according to Alles, hasn’t let up.
Trump is away almost every weekend that means extra details on duty. Add in the uniqueness of his having adult children to protect and their business travel and the coffers are drained.
Congress is now debating how to handle the situation, but for now about 130 agents are in jeopardy of not getting paid for hundreds of hours between them.
Source: USA Today