Democrats announce anti-corruption bill

Top Democratic leaders unveiled an ambitious anti-corruption bill.
2:00 | 01/04/19

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Hi I'm Ben Siegel of the ABC news live I'm on Capitol Hill right now we're in that on the stays just behind me house Democrats on the first full day. Of their majority of the house they introduced a massive good governance anti corruption ethics package called HR one this attack to touches on everything from. Election security to voter rights as well as also. Ethics concerns. I really take aim at president trumps perceived conflicts of interest concerns that Democrats have been raising alarms about on Capitol Hill for quite some time here's what the new speaker Nancy Pelosi had. Say about this legislation. We are introducing HR one to hold legislation to clean up corruption and restore integrity to government. With the and knowledge patents parenting that the American people will know. That this is an option. A that the house and given the senate of the United States and the president of the United States. Some of the interesting items in this package which is going to be broken up through several committees and hopefully pass through the house Democrats say by the middle of next month are terms that take aim at president truck directly there's a provision in their requiring. Presidential candidates and sitting presidents to release ten years of tax returns something president from to not to during the presidential campaign. And it also encourages president's chew up with their assets and a blind trust and as well as forces members of the administration to recuse himself from interest. From issues involving interest that the president might be invested in something that has also come up through some of the concerns Democrats have raised about the truck administration a specifically would DN trump hotel in Washington DC again this is something that Democrats hope to pass by next month Republicans have said they will not take up this legislation in the senate Democrats think this is a good message of ethics of good governance. That they can push and pressure the senate take up and then also run on in two years in 221. Many senate seats and the presidency in the White House are up for grabs. Again I'm Ben Siegel you're watching ABC news like.

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