FOR THE SIXTH TIME, HOUSE REPUBLICANS BLOCK EFFORT TO FORCE DISCLOSURE OF TRUMP’S TAX RETURNS

House Republicans on Wednesday blocked a Democratic effort to demand President Trump’s tax returns for the sixth time in as many weeks.

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) offered a resolution directing the House to delay consideration of tax reform legislation until after lawmakers review Trump’s tax returns and conclude how he could benefit from changes to the tax code.

All but two Republicans voted to table the resolution on an otherwise party-line vote of 228-185.

Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) voted with Democrats, while Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) voted “present.” Both have called on Trump to release his tax returns.

Rep. Peter DeFazio (Ore.) was the sole Democrat to defect in the party’s effort to call for Trump’s tax returns.

He voted “present” on Wednesday, as he also did a week ago, after supporting the previous four Democratic resolutions demanding the president’s tax returns.

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