PATERSON – Perched atop the anthropological anthill otherwise known as Paterson, U.S. Rep Bill Pascrell (D-9) intends to aggressively continue his effort to put political pressure on President Donald J. Trump to release his tax returns.
“He hasn’t seen anything yet,” Pascrell told InsiderNJ.
“We’re going to take it to the floor of the House soon,” said the congressman, who added that he tried to forcefully make the case for the release to U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), arguing that it’s better that Trump do it now before the FBI full-court presses a cases.
To no avail.
It’s a Republican-majority congress.
To date, all the Democratic leaders in congress signed on to Pascrell’s request, but the House Ways and Means Committee rejected it, leaving the congressman in Plan B scramble mode. He’s undeterred, he insisted, as the Democrat subsequently tried to get the attention of senators Orrin Hatch and Ron Wyden, who both sit on the Senate Finance Committee, with a letter.
So there’s the upper chamber effort – and a continued press in his own chamber, he said.