House panel blocks Dem effort on Trump's potential business conflicts
- Author: Carolyn Briggs Mar 01, 2017,
Mar 01, 2017, 6:12
US President Donald Trump will not have to disclose his tax returns (file pic).
House Republicans shot down an effort to finally make President Donald Trump's tax returns public.
Nadler's resolution bypasses standard procedures of how bills work through the House of Representatives. "We are today to find out where our Republican colleagues stand on these issues", Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said at a news conference on Tuesday accompanied by five Democrats who sit on the committee.
Democrats say they are concerned about allegations of ties between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation and whether he is in violation of the Constitution's emoluments clause that would bar him from profiting from his office. Waters began talking about President Trump's impeachment even before he was inaugurated and hasn't stopped since.
It was a well-documented moment for Young, a soft-spoken House member from a competitive congressional district that includes Democratic-leaning Des Moines and the heavily Republican suburbs and rural areas in Iowa's southeast.
Waters is not the only Democrat engaging in a form of anti-Trump protest tonight. Jerry Nadler. "When it comes to Russian Federation, to foreign entanglements, to financial dealings, we deserve to know what Trump knew, when he knew it, and what he might be hiding".
The liberal congresswoman is the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee and also serves as member of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee.
"I believe this resolution is unnecessary, premature and not the best way for the House to conduct oversight", Goodlatte said. All Republicans voted against him, except for Reps.
Pascrell said he was pleased that two Republicans voted "present" rather than with the majority, and one of them, Mark Sanford of SC, agreed to sign a letter Pascrell is preparing to send to the chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means committees seeking disclosure. So, why should Trump release his? No Republicans voted to require Trump to hand over his tax returns.
In an interview after the hearing, Nadler said the hearing was the first time he had learned about the letter, but acknowledged that its ends are the same as those of his faltering resolution.