A Republican lawmaker is taking action after a Staten Island resident informed him that a local post office is not displaying photos of President Trump or Vice President Pence, although during the Obama administration, photos of Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden were proudly displayed in the building.
The Hill reported:
Rep. Dan Donovan (R-N.Y.) is planning to introduce legislation that will mandate that post offices of the U.S. Postal Service display photos of the president and the vice president.
A draft of the legislation Donovan plans to introduce says it would require that official portraits of the president and vice president be displayed side-by-side.
The portraits likely won’t be oil paintings, however, as Al.com noted that President Trump recently put a stop to that expensive project.
President Trump recently signed legislation prohibiting federal funds from being used for oil paintings of high-level politicians, the president and the vice president.
The bill came after a 2013 report showed agencies spent more than $100,000 on official portraits since 2010.
Donavan won his seat in a special election in early 2015 after former Rep. Michael Grimm resigned. Grimm finished an eight-month prison sentence in 2016, after pleading guilty to tax fraud. However, Grimm is now back, running against Donavan in order to regain the seat.
The Hill noted: So far, Republicans are largely sticking with Donovan as they look to fend off Democrats who are itching to flip the seat. Trump carried the district by 10 points in 2016, after Obama won it narrowly in 2012.