About the bill
The president and vice president are currently exempt from any financial conflict of interest rules. And President Trump, with his global business and real estate empire, has created an “unprecedented” number of White House conflicts of interest.
What the bill does
Introduced by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA5), the legislation would require the president and vice president to both reveal and divest themselves from any potential financial conflicts of interest. The bill would also apply for presidential and vice presidential spouses, children, and appointees.
The legislation would also require both major party presidential nominees to publicly release their tax returns from the preceding three ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Massachusetts's 5th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jan 9, 2017
Length: 21 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on January 9, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
What legislators are saying
“Congressman Sires Statement on Attorney General Jeff Sessions”
— Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 2, 2017
“Congressman Sires' Response to the Actions of the New Administration”
— Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 17, 2017
Jan 9, 2017
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H.R. 371 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 371. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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