President Trump sent a strong message to lawmakers following Speaker Pelosi’s attempt to leave the country on a “Public Relations” trip abroad during the longest shutdown in History.
On Friday, the Trump administration acting Office of Management and Budget Director Russ Vought sent a memo to all heads of executive departments and agencies instructing that members of Congress cannot travel on government aircraft without express permission from the White House, according to The Conservative Review.
Trump orders OMB to ban all congressional travel on government aircraft without express permission from the White House while shutdown is ongoing. pic.twitter.com/PGPapsPZpa
— Chris Pandolfo (@ChrisCPandolfo) January 18, 2019
“Under no circumstances during a government shutdown will any government owned, rented, leased, or chartered aircraft support any Congressional delegation, without the express written approval of the White House Chief of Staff,” the letter states.