Senate Democrats Want More Info From Trump’s Cabinet Picks

VOA FILE - Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, the incoming Democratic leader.
VOA FILE – Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, the incoming Democratic leader.

WASHINGTON — The top Democrats on Senate committees responsible for vetting President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees said Thursday his picks should not advance to a Senate vote without completing a financial disclosure form and responding to “reasonable requests for additional information.”

The statement comes after preliminary contacts with several nominees have failed to satisfy Democrats’ expectations for information such as tax returns and other disclosures regarding financial holdings. Several of Trump’s nominees are billionaires whose holding could raise conflicts of interest.

“The United States Senate has a rich, bipartisan tradition of vetting nominees to the president’s Cabinet,” the Democrats wrote in the statement, which was released by Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, the incoming Democratic leader. “We hope to continue that tradition.”

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