National Park Service reviewing policy for VIP stays at Grand Teton lodge after Biden stay
The National Park Service is reviewing its policy for VIP stays at a lakeside vacation lodge in the Grand Tetons after a visit by Vice President Joe Biden.
Biden and a dozen family members spent four August nights at the Brinkerhoff Lodge operated by the National Park Service. However, the four-bedroom log cabin is supposed to be restricted to official use like conferences, training or for federal employees participating in park events.
Time reported Tuesday that the service is reviewing the policy's compliance and seeking reimbursement where appropriate. Time reports at least four Cabinet secretaries and other Obama administration officials also used the lodge.
Biden's office says he was never informed of the official use policy and plans to pay $1,200 for the stay once his office receives the bill.