Congressman Blumenauer Statement on Ways and Means Committee Request of Trump’s Tax Returns

April 4, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03, senior member of the Ways and Means Committee, today issued the following statement:


“Chairman Neal exercised his authority as part of the Ways and Means Committee’s legitimate legislative and oversight function to carry out federal tax law and see the president’s tax information. The history of dishonesty coming from this administration casts some doubt over the legitimacy of his business activity. His refusal to disclose his returns flies in the face of decades of precedent, and given Trump’s extensive network of foreign and domestic business dealings, more financial transparency is needed—not less. In the best interest of our democracy, the American people deserve to see the returns.”