Rep. Bill Pascrell: Teapot Dome Led to Congressional Authority to Examine President’s Tax Returns

Bill Pascrell

The legislative branch has the responsibility and the authority to check the executive branch in section 6103 of the Tax Code–in 1924 allows for an examination of his tax returns, the authority put in place specifically so Congress could examine the conflicts of interest in the executive branch of government following the biggest scandal of the 20th century, the Teapot Dome scandal.

—Rep. Bill Pascrell (D–NJ)

Notice of Intention to Offer Resolution Raising a Question of the Privileges of the House, House Floor, May 16, 2017

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