John Lewis Starts Looking Into Getting Donald Trump’s Tax Returns
Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), the Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee's Oversight Subcommittee, this Thursday will hold a hearing on legislative proposals that would require candidates for POTUS and VP to release their tax returns. There are currently two bills addressing the issue in the House, though their passage would be dubious in the GOP-led Senate. The House Democrats have invited Noah Bookbinder, Executive Director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington; Steven M. Rosenthal of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center; Joseph J. Thorndike of the nonprofit publisher Tax Analysts; and George K. Yin, a University of Virginia law professor and former Chief of Staff to the Joint Committee on Taxation. Republicans could also invite additional witnesses. The hearing is the first formal step the Democratic-led House of Representatives will take on the question of obtaining Donald Trump’s tax returns. More here.