No more taxpayer-funded official portraits
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Mar 28, 2018
Taxpayers will no longer be footing the bill for official portraits of former and current federal employees, The Hill reports.
The Eliminating Government-funded Oil-painting Act, introduced by Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), prohibits any taxpayer dollars from being used by agencies for portraits of any federal employees, including the president, according to the article, which notes that the president signed the legislation into law March 27.
A Senate report found that federal agencies have spent more than $400,000 on official portraits of government employees since 2010, including one of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld that cost $46,790, the report notes.