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H.Res. 286: Directing certain officials of the executive branch to provide information to the House of Representatives that will enable the House to meet its constitutional responsibility to conduct oversight of the executive branch by investigating potential conflicts of interests of President Donald J. Trump.

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Apr 27, 2017.


Declares that the House of Representatives directs President Trump to: (1) transmit to the House of Representatives copies of any document, correspondence, or other communication in possession of the Executive Office of the President that refers or relates to his proposal to maintain an interest in his business holdings while turning over day-to-day operation of those interests to his sons Donald J. Trump, Jr., and Eric Trump; and (2) provide visitor logs for the White House and Mar-A-Lago to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Requires such committee to hold ongoing votes on reporting the logs' contents to the full House.

Directs: (1) the Department of the Treasury to provide the House Committee on Ways and Means with the tax return information of Donald J. Trump for tax years 2007 through 2016 for review in closed executive session, and (2) such committee to hold a vote on reporting such information to the full House.

Directs the Office on Government Ethics to publish any waiver or exception granted to any federal officer or employee to the January 28, 2017, executive order entitled "Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Appointees."

Directs the General Services Administration to provide the oversight committee with any legal analysis supporting its March 23, 2017, conclusion that Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC may maintain its lease with the federal government, despite an express prohibition on elected officials taking part in the lease.