Bill would dis­close pres­i­dents’ tax re­turns

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Tom How­ell Jr.

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.

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