Decision Maker Response
Zoe Lofgren’s response
May 5, 2017 — Thank you for joining this petition calling for President Trump to release his tax returns, and to Nancy for bringing so much attention to this problem. I agree with you.
Examining his tax returns would let us know whether President Trump’s businesses constitute financial conflicts of interest that compromise his ability to act in the public’s interest.
On March 27, 2017, I introduced a Privileged Resolution to require Congress to review President Trump’s tax returns to determine whether the President has violated the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause. Unfortunately, Republicans voted to block this resolution from passage.
I am a cosponsor of Rep. Pascrell’s resolution of inquiry (H.Res. 186), which would direct the Department of Treasury to provide the House of Representatives with the President’s tax returns from 2006 to 2015. Once again, however, the Republican members of the House Committee on Ways and Means voted to prevent this resolution from reaching the House floor for a vote.
Thanks to everyone who signed this petition. Keep up the public pressure on President Trump to release his tax returns! Share this petition with your friends and contact your Representatives! It is time we got to the bottom of the President’s financial entanglements.
Representative Zoe Lofgren