To require the disclosure of the Federal income tax returns of the President.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jan 13, 2017
Length: 7 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on January 13, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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28 Cosponsors (28 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“As More Evidence Emerges of Russias Preference for Trump and President-Elect Refuses to Divest Business Interests, Cicilline Reintroduces Legislation Requiring Disclosure of Tax Returns”
— Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1] (Sponsor) on Jan 17, 2017
Dec 8, 2016
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 6498 (114th).
Jan 13, 2017
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Feb 4, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 950 (116th).
H.R. 540 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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