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July 25, 2017

Markup Tomorrow: Trump Resolution of Inquiry

(WASHINGTON) – Tomorrow, the House Committee on Homeland Security will markup H.Res. 447 – a Resolution of Inquiry sponsored by Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) that directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide the Committee with all information and documents it possesses related to payments made by DHS for Trump Organization or Trump family travel in furtherance of Trump Organization business. This information is necessary to commence a proper investigation into how much the Trump brand is costing the American taxpayer.

Markup of H.Res. 447 - Resolution of Inquiry

Wednesday, Jul 26 at 11:30am

Capitol Visitor Center – HVC-210
Washington, DC

More markup info

Resolution text

"Americans want to see their tax dollars rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure, investing in the education of our children, and ensuring our nation’s security.  Wasting already limited Federal resources on payments to or in furtherance of the business interests of President Trump is wrong,” said Rep. Watson Coleman. “We need to come together, on a bipartisan basis, to approve this resolution and compel DHS to provide the answers Americans deserve on how much the Trump Organization is costing taxpayers.  By doing so, we can put DHS on a path to prevent the lining of the President’s pockets at the expense of the American taxpayer.”

BACKGROUND: A Resolution of Inquiry is a legislative tool that has privileged parliamentary status, meaning it can be brought to the floor if the relevant Committee has not reported it within 14 legislative days, even if the House Majority has not scheduled it for a vote.  Once introduced, the Committee must schedule a markup to consider and debate the measure and vote on whether to report it to the house favorably or unfavorably.  If the Committee does not act, it can be called up on the House floor and voted upon by the full House of Representatives.

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Media contact:
(Committee on Homeland Security) Adam Comis at 202-225-9978
(Rep. Watson Coleman) Kirsten Allen at 202-225-5801