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Biden’s Delaware beach house fence cost rises to $500K – report

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The cost of the security fence around President Joe Biden Delaware beach house has gone up to $500K, NY Post reported Friday. The construction cost has increased by $34,000 in less than a year.

Biden Delaware beach house fence costing $500K expected to be completed in 2023

Initially, the construction of the security fence was expected to be completed last year. However, the project will potentially get completed by the spring of 2023.

According to NY Post, the expected date of completion is June 6, 2023. The project was delayed by more than a year and a half.

Biden will use taxpayer funds to pay for the expenses of building the fence for his beach vacation home, according to the Daily Mail.

The Department of Homeland Security awarded a contract for $456,000 last September. It was for the ‘purchase and installation of security fencing’ to Delaware-based construction company Turnstone Holdings LLC.

However, the cost to taxpayers has risen by nearly $34,000 as of Friday. The current total cost is $490,324 in less than a year of construction, according to, an online database of federal spending information.

The reason for the project delay has not been specified by the Department of Homeland Security yet. Although the price of construction materials has increased amid inflation, Fox News reported.

President Biden spends time away from the White House

Biden is expected to travel back to his Delaware beach house on Saturday, according to Federal Aviation Administration flight data.

As per The Daily Mail reports, Biden has spent the last few days at his Wilmington home. The property lies in a secluded and secure area far from downtown.

Throughout Biden’s administration, he has frequently gone away to his home on the weekends. The 79-year-old president is proving to be a creature of habit by going away to his home in Delaware whenever he gets the chance.

He went home 49 times and spent over 150 days away from the White House, according to a tally kept by CBS News correspondent Mark Knoller. This is more time spent away from the White House than his immediate successors Trump, Obama, and Bush.

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While studying economics, Brendan found himself comfortably falling down the rabbit hole of restaurant work, ultimately opening a consulting business and working as a private wine buyer. On a whim, he moved to China, and in his first week following a triumphant pub quiz victory, he found himself bleeding on the floor based on his arrogance. The same man who put him there offered him a job lecturing for the University of Wales in various sister universities throughout the Middle Kingdom. While primarily lecturing in descriptive and comparative statistics, Brendan simultaneously earned an Msc in Banking and International Finance from the University of Wales-Bangor. He's presently doing something he hates, respecting French people. Well, two, his wife and her mother in the lovely town of Antigua, Guatemala.

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