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Dem Lawmaker Forces Vote on Trump Tax Returns

by Countable | 3.20.17

On Monday night, Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) attempted to force President Donald Trump to turn over 10 years of his tax returns and forced the full House to vote on it, but was stonewalled by Republican lawmakers on a party-line vote.

Pascrell’s legislation would’ve had the House request 10 years of Trump’s tax returns and send them to the House Ways and Means Committee for review in a closed session. The committee would then vote to send the information from the returns to the House as a whole.

Pascrell was seeking privileged status for his resolution, which would’ve required the House to take action within two legislative days. That request was rebuffed by House Republicans who found that the resolution wasn’t actually privileged, and when Pascrell tried to appeal the House voted 229-185 to table the resolution, which for all practical purposes kills it.

There’s a bill in the House that would require the president to disclose their federal income tax return. Go here to vote on it and tell your reps what you think of it.

— Eric Revell

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  • Lori
    03/05/2017
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    All elected government officials should be required to release their tax returns or they shouldn't be allowed to take the oath of office.

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  • Deb
    03/01/2017
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    Seriously republicans, are you so power hungry that you would sell out this country to protect trump? Shame on you.

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  • Eileen
    03/01/2017
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    As long as the GOP and "he who must not be named" stonewall this disclosure and the Russian involvement independent investigation, we can be sure they are hiding heavy duty corruption that may prove treasonous.

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  • Mark
    03/02/2017
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    Trump's tax returns must be released! We need to see the depth of his involvement with Russia and other countries. We need to understand his business investments so we know if he or his family is personally profiting from his position. Americans - and our democracy - need for you to do the right thing. Demand that tax returns be released and investments made transparent! Trump is not above the law.

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  • Lynetteack
    03/01/2017
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    We spent millions of dollars and years investigating Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server and Benghazi. How come Donald Trump gets a free pass for Yemen, his use of a private email server, his ties to Russia, his conflicts of interest, etc.?

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  • Brenda
    03/01/2017
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    Why should I pay taxes if he doesn't?

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  • Nora
    03/01/2017
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    It's long past time we see his business connections.

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  • Martin
    03/01/2017
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    Well this further cements the hypocrisy that are republicans. By party line vote the GOP has lost even more credibility. Turning over his taxes was the right thing to do and the GOP just blew it.

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  • Riff
    02/28/2017
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    So when will the entire GOP contingent of Congress be deemed as actively complicit in cover up of treason?

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  • August
    03/01/2017
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    The real question is why he is refusing to show us. Make him and I think a lot of questions will be answered!

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  • cgcornett
    03/01/2017
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    We the people deserve transparency from Trump and asking for an investigation into his tax returns shouldn't be such a major issue. He's publicly stated numerous times that he finds and uses tax loop holes. Please do your due diligence, listen to the people, and what we want is transparency, honesty, and compassion from our reps.

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  • Nevada32
    03/01/2017
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    The public needs to know his tax return like everybody else.

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  • ValentinaDaCosta
    02/28/2017
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    I don't understand why the Republicans would try to Block transparency here… we need to know if Conflicts of interest with other nations and corporations Will be driving trumps policies moving forward.

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  • Elizabeth
    03/01/2017
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    THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DESERVE TO SEE TRUMP'S TAX RETURNS.

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  • Michelle
    03/04/2017
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    Please continue to push for the release of the tax returns. In light of all the events over the past six weeks this is of paramount concern.

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  • Jan
    03/05/2017
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    All government officials should have to release their tax returns or they should not allowed to take the oath of office.

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  • Cecelia
    03/01/2017
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    What can be done to force Trump to produce his tax returns? Also, why have no Democrats called him on his products being manufactured overseas in a public forum. Often and as publicly as possible!

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  • Luann
    03/02/2017
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    You voted against Trump showing his tax returns did you forget you work for us. He needs to show the American people he's not lying and hiding something from us. Every president has produced their returns why is he any different. Start representing us. You don't vote on what's best for your career are you scared of Trump?

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  • Dana
    03/05/2017
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    This should be law for all reps especially the president!

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  • Jennifer
    02/28/2017
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    To continue to allow Mr Trump to hide behind his claim of an audit and not disclose his returns is a clear exhibit of cowardice. We the people demand to see his tax returns and know what he (and you) are hiding.

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