“The Ways and Means Committee maintains the law is on our side, and will file a timely response as requested,” a committee spokesperson said Tuesday. “Chairman [Richard] Neal looks forward to the Supreme Court’s expeditious consideration.”
Trump, both as president and as a presidential candidate, defied the decades-old norm of publicly releasing his tax returns. The House committee first asked the IRS for Trump’s tax records in 2019 as part of an inquiry into how the agency audits presidential tax returns.
Roberts’ temporary stay represents a relatively minor win for Trump after he lost appeals in both federal District Court and the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, both of which ruled the House committee’s request complied with the law and did not violate the separation of powers. The federal appeals court just last week denied Trump’s request to have the full panel of judges on the court rehear his appeal to block the order for his tax returns.