Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) sent Brady a letter earlier this month asking him to take advantage of a provision in the federal tax code and request Trump's tax returns from Treasury so that the Ways and Means Committee could review them in a closed session and consider whether they should be made public. Under federal tax law, the chairmen of the Ways and Means Committee, the Senate Finance Committee and the Joint Committee on Taxation can make such a request.
Pascrell said he hoped his request would allow the public to judge Trump's conflicts of interest.
"President Trump is now governing while also owning a business with international investments," he wrote in his letter. "The Constitution faces unprecedented threats due to this arrangement."