S.Con.Res.56 - A concurrent resolution clarifying any potential misunderstanding as to whether actions taken by President-elect Donald Trump constitute a violation of the Emoluments Clause, and calling on President-elect Trump to divest his interest in, and sever his relationship to, the Trump Organization.114th Congress (2015-2016)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] (Introduced 11/29/2016)|
|Committees:||Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs|
|Latest Action:||11/29/2016 Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S6554-6556; text of measure as introduced: CR S6553-6554) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Con.Res.56 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (11/29/2016)
Calls upon President-elect Donald J. Trump to: (1) follow the precedent established by prior Presidents and convert his assets to conflict-free holdings, adopt blind trusts, or take other equivalent measures to ensure compliance with the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution; and (2) not use the powers or opportunities of his position as President-elect or President of the United States for any purpose related to the Trump Organization.
Declares that in the absence of such actions or specific authorization by Congress, Congress regards dealings that Donald Trump, as President, may have through his companies with foreign governments or entities owned or controlled by foreign governments to be potential violations of such clause.