White House Redecoration

White House Redecoration

Expense Amount: $100,000 each term
Year of Expense: 2009
Expense Details:

Allocated $100,000 each term. The Obamas “are not using public funds or accepting donations of goods for redecorating their private quarters,” says Camille Johnston, director of communications for the First Lady. Nor is the couple using money from the White House Historical Association, a privately funded foundation that paid for a $74,000 set of china shortly before Laura Bush left town. The White House declined to disclose the budget, saying that all expenses would remain private as a result of the Obamas’ decision to absorb the cost. - Tax Payer Treasure Hunt

Source Details: http://nymag.com/news/intelligencer/55679/ March 23, 2009
Creation Date: October 30, 2010

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