Bill would disclose presidents’ tax returns
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic troops said Wednesday they want to force a floor vote on legislation requiring President Trump, future presidents and their nominees to disclose their tax returns.
They’re leveraging a procedural gambit known as a discharge petition, which allows legislation to bypass committee and hit the floor if a majority of the House signs onto the effort.
Democrats are in the minority, however, and would need more than 20 Republicans to sign the petition even if every Democrat joins the effort led by Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, Connecticut Democrat.
“I am hopeful that Republicans will see the light — some have,” Ms. Eshoo said, arguing limited GOP support will grow.
Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, said her party is particularly interested in any ties between Mr. Trump’s business empire and Russia, China or other foreign entities.