Dec. 22 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump signed his first legislative achievement before leaving to spend Christmas and the New Year in South Florida at his Mar-a-Lago estate.
Before he left the White House for vacation, Trump signed the tax reform bill passed by Congress Wednesday.
"We are cutting taxes," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office before signing the legislation. "We are taking care of people."
Trump praised Congress for passing tax reform on Wednesday.
"It's always a lot of fun when you win," Trump said. "It's really -- it's simple. When you think you haven't heard this express -- we are making America great again."
In Florida, Trump will host a New Year's Eve party at his resort -- which will be more expensive this year. The ticket price for dues-paying members was raised to $600, while guests will have to pay $750.
In 2016, tickets sold for $525 and $575, respectively.
The ritzy event will be held at the Donald J. Trump ballroom and provide a red-carpet entrance, a multi-course meal and an opportunity to meet celebrities.
Entertainment for the event will include a cover-band, Party on the Moon, who performed at several other Mar-a-Lago events.
"I've been to a lot of black tie events. This was a different feeling," Lynn Aronberg, the owner of a Palm Beach public relations firm and a guest at last year's event, said. "It was the best event I've ever been to."
Bobby Burchfield, the Trump Organization's outside ethics adviser, said the ticket price-hike wasn't a problem.
"I personally don't see any issues that are raised," Burchfield told Politico. "It's not a campaign event. It's a normal business New Year's Eve party."
"In this economy, we're seeing prices for a lot of things go up."
Since Trump's presidency began, initiation fees at Mar-a-Lago doubled to $200,000. This season, annual dues also increased $1,000, to $15,000.