Neal, who has unilateral subpoena power, took the step days after the Treasury Department formally denied his request for six years of the President's personal and business tax returns earlier this week.
While Neal did not need a subpoena to eventually move to court, he issued the subpoenas on the advice of House counsel whom he consulted throughout the process about how to build the strongest legal case.
Unlike other requests for information coming from House Democrats, Neal is relying on a decades-old tax statute -- 6103 -- that says that the House Ways and Means chairman, Senate Finance Committee chairman or chief of staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation can request any individual's tax information in the course of their legislative business.
Neal's move is expected to eventually be followed by action to go to court, a process that could take months or even years.
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