NY Senate Passes Bill Allowing Congress To Bypass Mnuchin To Obtain Trump’s Tax Returns
The New York state Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that will allow certain committees in the House of Representatives to request tax returns from anyone, including the president of the United States.
This means that Congress will have the ability to obtain Donald Trump’s tax returns without the need of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
The bill was passed by a vote of 39 to 21.
#NYSenate Bill S5072A, sponsored by Senator @bradhoylman, passed 39-21 (unofficial). Requires the commissioner of taxation and finance to cooperate with investigations by certain committees of the United States Congress under certain circumstances: https://t.co/RSCf1EB41J
— New York Senate (@NYSenate) May 8, 2019
According to reports, if the bill is passed by the New York Assembly and signed into law, the chairperson of the Ways and Means Committee could ask for a person’s tax returns if a request has already been made to the U.S. Treasury.
“The fact is that President Trump is taking this country in a very dangerous path,” state Sen. Mike Gianaris reportedly said before the bill was passed.
“The fact is that President Trump is taking this country in a very dangerous path,” declared N.Y. @SenGianaris, a Queens Democrat, before the passage of the bill.
Next, it goes to the Assembly.
— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) May 8, 2019
Mnuchin tried to block Congress from obtaining Trump’s tax returns. If this bill becomes a law, that won’t matter anymore.