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Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-Paterson).

Pascrell will continue pursuit of presidential tax returns

By David Wildstein, January 19 2021 1:40 pm

President Donald Trump may be leaving office at noon tomorrow, but one of his fiercest congressional critics isn’t going to let him get out of his line of state.

Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-Paterson) announced on Tuesday that he has again introduced legislation that would require presidents and vice presidents to disclose ten years’ worth of federal income tax returns.

“The stunning corruption of the Trump regime has made clear for all time the priceless value of absolute transparency in our nation’s highest office,” Pascrell said.  “Being able to scrutinize the tax returns of a man or woman seeking to attain the most powerful position on earth is a low bar, and one that candidates long abided until 2016.

The Democratic-controlled House passed Pascrell’s initiative in 2019, but the Senate never voted on the measure.

As of tomorrow, Democrats will control the White House and both chambers of the Congress.

“Americans always must know if their President is a crook,” Pascrell said.  “Our legislation requires that never again will an occupant of the Oval Office be able to hide their tax returns from this nation.”

Pascrell introduced his bill with Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-California.)

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