House Democrats are working to block any taxpayer funding of a military parade for President Trump. Texas Representative Mark Veasey introduced the "PARADE" act on Thursday. Parade is an acronym for Preventing the Allocation of Resources for Absurd Defense Expenditures. In a statement, Veasey called the parade "an expensive political ploy" to boost Trump's approval ratings and an insult to military service members.
The White House confirmed this week that the President directed his generals to look into the planning of a military parade.