Whoever came up with this acronym is a genius

Bridie Pearson-Jones
Saturday 25 March 2017 14:00
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American law-makers love a good acronym, there's the Prevention of Emotional Neglect and Childhood Endangerment (PENCE) bill aimed at making gay conversion therapy illegal named after the Vice-President who approves it.

The Puppies Assisting Wounded Service members act (PAWS), the Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM act) and the famous USA PATRIOT act aka the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001.

Now Democrats want to introduce the MAR-A-LAGO act to make Trump publicly release visitor logs for the White House.

The act shares a name with the Florida golf resort Trump has spends a lot of time in (about a quarter since taking his Presidency). He even refers to it as the 'Southern White House'.

The bill in full is called the 'Make Access Records Available t Lead American Government Openness Act' - and is being lead by New Mexico Senator Tom Udall.

It demands the Trump publish records for the White House “or any other location where Donald Trump regularly conducts official business.” He said

 By refusing to release the White House visitor logs, President Trump is only validating the rampant concerns about who may be pulling the levers in his administration.

The President should end his administration’s disturbing pattern of stonewalling information and immediately reinstate the previous administration’s policy of publishing White House visitor logs.

Representative Mike Quigley, co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Transparency Caucus, added

Effective government is dependent on public trust, but unfortunately, the Trump Administration is missing that key ingredient

With each passing day, the American people’s confidence in our President decreases, and it is no surprise given the administration’s efforts to roll back productive policies that increase openness and improve transparency.

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