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House Dems Seek Tax Returns From Executive Branch, Families

Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif.
Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 04 December 2019 09:23 AM

Democratic Reps. Max Rose of New York and Katie Porter of California will introduce a bill Wednesday to require all people in the executive branch and their direct families to disclose their financial records, including income tax returns for the past five years.

"What this bill is about is accountability and transparency, irrespective of party, whether it's a president, vice president, or an executive appointee," Rose said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

"We will expand the financial disclosure forms to include their direct family. This bill would mandate that they divulge or reveal their last five years of tax returns and I think most importantly, the financial disclosure form for their family members would include any foreign business dealings with their private companies."

The move comes a day after the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the legality of congressional subpoenas seeking President Donald Trump's banking records while saying sensitive personal information should be protected.

Porter said the bill is about both sides of the aisle, however, and addresses a "problem that existed before President Trump came along."

Rose said he and Porter hope the bill will become bipartisan and see no reason why it shouldn't, although Rose used the Trump family in his own argument.

"This bill puts the question before the American people [about] whose side are you on?" Rose said. "Are you on the side of the intergenerational swamp that has allowed Ivanka Trump to continue to get trademarks from East Asia, that has allowed Don Jr. and Eric to globe-trot around the world engaged in secret business dealings?"

Porter also acknowledged the Hunter Biden/Ukraine issue, while claiming that his work for the Burisma energy company "wasn't illegal, but I think the American people should have known about it going forward. I'd like to correct this problem."

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