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House Tax Writers Back Neal’s Pace on Trump Returns—For Now

Jan. 30, 2019, 11:00 PM

Ways and Means Democrats are sticking behind their leader’s strategy for requesting the president’s tax returns, but a few may start to break ranks if the pace doesn’t pick up soon.

Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-Mass.) advocates patience and “making sure we get it right,” he told reporters Jan. 30.

“I have confidence in Richie Neal as a person, as a chairman, that he will keep to his commitment on requesting the president’s taxes,” said Ways and Means member Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-N.J.), who has been vocal about the issue.

As the tax-writing panel’s leader, Neal has ...