President Biden is returning to his multimillion-dollar beach residence in his home state of Delaware after spending the most of his summer vacation on Kiawah Island in South Carolina. There, he is constructing a taxpayer-funded security fence at a cost that has risen to about $500,000.
According to information made available by the Federal Aviation Administration, Biden is anticipated to arrive at his $2.7 million vacation home in the North Shores neighborhood of Rehoboth Beach on Saturday after spending the previous two nights in Wilmington, Delaware (FAA). Biden briefly attended the $739 billion Inflation Reduction Act’s signing into law on Wednesday at the White House.
A Sussex County business was given $456,548 by the Department of Homeland Security in September 2021 to build a fence around the White House.
According to the website USAspending.gov, an online database of federal government spending, the DHS contract with Turnstone Holdings LLC for the purchase and installation of a security fence at the property has subsequently escalated to $490,324 this summer.
The DHS is designated as the contract’s primary awarding and funding office, and the U.S. The subagency is identified as the Secret Service.
Beginning on September 21 of last year, work on the fence is anticipated to be finished by June 6, 2023.
When contacted, the Secret Service declined to comment, stating that it “Due to the need to maintain operational security, the U.S. Secret Service does not comment on the means, methods or resources used to conduct our protective operations.”
According to the Gazette, Biden will be visiting his Long Shores property for the seventh time this summer. After his COVID-19 isolation, Obama paid the house a visit on August 7 before flying to South Carolina to spend six days with his family, including his son Hunter. He then briefly returned to Washington to sign the CHIPS and Science Act.