Joint proposal of Republicans and Democrats: The President and Vice President of the USA to publicly disclose their tax returns...

The proposal was made by an unusual couple - conservative Republican Rep. James Comer and very liberal Democrat Rep. Katie Porter - with the goal of strengthening oversight of the president's ethics.

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Trump and Biden, Photo: Reuters
Trump and Biden, Photo: Reuters
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Republicans and Democrats co-wrote a bill that was introduced today in the House of Representatives of the United States of America (US) Congress, which would require the president and vice president to publicly disclose their tax returns before, during and after their stay in the White House. .

The proposal was made by an unusual couple - conservative Republican Rep. James Comer and very liberal Democrat Rep. Katie Porter - with the goal of strengthening oversight of the president's ethics.

All of this is happening in an election year in which Congress is investigating the presumptive presidential candidates of both parties, and wants to curb foreign influence on American politics.

Democrats introduced a rival bill two days ago that strengthens the constitutional ban on the US president receiving gifts and money from foreign nationals without special approval from Congress, given that Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, brazenly ignored the Constitution when he was president. foreign officials came to his hotels and other facilities he owns.

These two legislative proposals indicate that both parties have an appetite for revising the rules of presidential ethics, with the fact that it remains to be seen whether these texts will even pass the congressional debate, let alone become law, given that Republicans and Democrats are in heated conflict regarding Trump's behavior but also current president Joseph Biden.

The proposal by Rep. James Comer, R-Kentucky, and Rep. Katie Porter, D-California, is focused on increasing transparency and requires disclosure of foreign payments, gifts and loans to immediate family members of the president and vice president.

This is a direct consequence of the concern that reigns among members of Congress about the business of Trump's children and Biden's son.

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