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Bipartisan House duo of Comer, Porter team up on presidential ethics bill

Posted on AllSides May 22nd, 2024
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Francis Chung/POLITICO

New comprehensive presidential ethics legislation in the House has an unlikely, bipartisan duo behind it: House Oversight Chair James Comer (R-Ky.) and Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.).

Among other provisions, the legislation would require the president and vice president to disclose tax returns for two years preceding office, any foreign payments received, family members accompanying them on official travel and conflicts of interest.

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Those officials would also have to disclose gifts valued at more than $10,000 from or by immediate family members.

“By creating this bipartisan legislation...

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