Speaker Nancy Pelosi

U.S. House of Representatives

Pelosi Statement on Next Steps in Court Cases on Congressional Oversight

December 13, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Supreme Court agreed to hear cases related to oversight of the President’s financial records, including the Mazars and Deutsche Bank cases:

“The Courts have repeatedly reaffirmed the Congress’s authority to conduct oversight on behalf of the American people, and have specifically recognized that the Committees’ subpoenas of the President’s financial records are valid and enforceable.  As the Courts have made clear, there are no special privileges for information unrelated to the President’s official duties, but squarely related to Congress’s need for legislation and oversight.

“Unfortunately, the American people will now have to wait several more months for final rulings.  We are confident that the Supreme Court, the highest court in the land, will uphold the Constitution, the rulings of the lower courts and ensure that Congressional oversight can proceed.  

“The Congress will continue to conduct oversight For The People, upholding the separation of powers that is the genius of our Constitution.”