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GOP scoffs at law allowing release of Trump's state taxes

Jul. 8, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — President Donald Trump's New York tax returns could be given to Congress under a new law in his home state that was signed Monday by the Democratic governor and dismissed by Republicans as a partisan game that wouldn't stand up in court. The measure signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo directs...

House committee files lawsuit for Trump tax returns

Jul. 2, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee sued the Trump administration in federal court Tuesday for access to President Donald Trump's tax returns, setting up a legal showdown over the records. The House Ways and Means Committee said it needs the documents for an investigation into tax law compliance by the...

Justice backs Mnuchin's refusal to turn over Trump's taxes

Jun. 14, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

The Justice Department issued a legal opinion Friday finding that Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was right to withhold President Donald Trump's tax returns from a House committee that subpoenaed them. The House Ways and Means Committee subpoenaed six years of Trump's tax returns in May, but the Treasury...

Progressives out to oust '20 House Dems try to focus fervor

Jun. 10, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Activists hoping to defeat House Democrats in next year's primary elections with more progressive and diverse challengers are assessing how to cope with unintended consequences of their 2018 success, even as they hunt for their next Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez . Ocasio-Cortez, of...

The Latest: Pence says Mexico tariffs still set for Monday

Jun. 6, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Mexican-U.S. talks on President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says the U.S. is "encouraged" by Mexico's latest proposals to head off U.S. tariffs by stepping up efforts to halt illegal immigration over the southern...

House passes bill to help workers with retirement savings

May. 23, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly approved a bill Thursday to promote retirement security by making it easier for small businesses and other companies to offer retirement plans. The bipartisan bill, approved 417-3, also makes it easier for workers to transfer retirement plans when they change jobs...

New York puts Democrats a step closer to Trump tax returns

May. 22, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers gave final passage to legislation Wednesday that would allow President Donald Trump's state tax returns to be released to congressional committees that have, so far, been barred from getting the president's federal filings. The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly both...

Mnuchin says he was unaware of IRS memo on tax returns

May. 22, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday he has no idea who wrote a confidential Internal Revenue Service legal memo that says that tax returns must be given to Congress unless the president asserts executive privilege. Appearing before the House Financial Services Committee,...

NY bill to let US House see Trump's state returns narrowed

May. 20, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers in New York are seeking to sharply narrow a proposal that would grant congressional committees access to state tax returns filed by President Donald Trump to address concerns that it could jeopardize the privacy of anyone who pays taxes in the state. Amendments filed over the...

Step by step: Democrats play the long game against Trump

May. 18, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — First came the sternly worded letters. Then the subpoenas. Now the votes to hold Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress. As House Democrats plod ahead investigating President Donald Trump, against unprecedented stonewalling by the White House, they are pursuing a long-game...