Secret Service spokesman Matthew Lee said Monday the agency is taking steps to save money as it tries to avoid overtime costs, amid growing public criticism over the agency’s handling of the presidential election.
The Trump administration has proposed cutting about $300 million in annual overtime pay for the Secret Service and has asked Congress to boost it to $800 per day, according to the memo.
Lee said the agency had not yet decided how to spend that money and could use the money for other priorities.
But he said the service is focused on trying to reduce its overtime costs as it transitions to the new administration.
The memo was first reported by Bloomberg News.