The Executive Residence Operating Expenses

Flowers

Expense Amount: $252,000
Year of Expense: 2009
Expense Details:

The flowers, which adorn every room as well as the dot the grounds, cost an estimated $252,000 per year.

Source Type: Website
Source Details: http://money.howstuffworks.com/5-presidential-perks1.htm
Source URL: http://money.howstuffworks.com/5-presidential-perks1.htm
Creation Date: April 12, 2010

Total Executive Residence Operating Expenses (2009)

Expense Amount: $13,363,000
Year of Expense: 2009
Expense Details:

These funds provide for the care, maintenance, repair, alteration, fefurnishing, improvement, air-conditioning, heating, and lighting of the White House and the official and ceremonial functions of the President.

Source Type: Other
Source Details: Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Public Law March 11, 2009)"Executive Residence at the White House: Operating Expenses" http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_public_laws&docid=f:publ008.111.pdf
Source URL: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_public_laws&docid=f:publ008.111.pdf
Creation Date: April 9, 2010

Personnel Salaries and Expenses

Expense Amount: $10,000,000
Year of Expense: 2010
Expense Details:

The White House Executive Mansion has a staff of about ninety people, including a head housekeeper, five chefs, and numerous maids, butlers, carpenters, plumbers, gardeners, and engineers. Administrated by Chief Usher. Former navy admiral Stephen Rochon is currently the Chief Usher.

  • Salaries: $8 million
  • Benefits: $2 million
Source Details: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BUDGET-2010-PER/pdf/BUDGET-2010-PER.pdf
Creation Date: January 19, 2010

Printing and Reproduction

Expense Amount: $1,000,000
Year of Expense: 2010
Expense Details:

Printing and Reproduction

Source Details: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BUDGET-2010-PER/pdf/BUDGET-2010-PER.pdf
Creation Date: January 19, 2010

Supplies and Materials

Expense Amount: $1,000,000
Year of Expense: 2010
Expense Details:

Supplies and Materials

Source Details:
Creation Date: January 19, 2010

Other Services

Expense Amount: $1,000,000
Year of Expense: 2010
Expense Details:

Other Services

Source Details: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BUDGET-2010-PER/pdf/BUDGET-2010-PER.pdf
Creation Date: January 19, 2010

Communications, Utilities, Misc

Expense Amount: $1,000,000
Year of Expense: 2010
Expense Details:

Communications, Utilities, Misc

Source Details: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BUDGET-2010-PER/pdf/BUDGET-2010-PER.pdf
Creation Date: January 19, 2010

Total Executive Residence Operating Expenses (2008)

Expense Amount: $12,814,000
Year of Expense: 2008
Expense Details:

The total operating expenses for the Executive Residence in 2008. For the care, maintenance, repair and alteration, refurnishing, improvement, heating, and lighting, including electric power and fixtures, of the Executive Residence at the White House and official entertainment expenses of the President.

Source Details: The Cost of the Whole White House, http://whitehousetransitionproject.org/resources/briefing/Patterson-Cost%20of%20WH.pdf, "To Serve the President", Bradley H Patterson, 2008, pg 31.
Creation Date: February 1, 2010