Markey Urges Kennedy To Release Multiple Years Of Tax Returns

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey released seven years worth of tax returns on Friday, and challenged his rival U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III to do the same.

The most recent tax documents disclosed by Markey show that the senator files separately from his wife, Susan Blumenthal, and had $177,483 in gross income in 2019, the majority of which came from his Senate salary. Blumenthal is a psychiatrist and public health expert.

"I am releasing my full tax returns for the years I have been in the U.S. Senate because it is important for the voters of Massachusetts to have the information they need. I challenge my opponent Congressman Kennedy to join me in releasing his full tax returns for his time in Congress so that voters can compare and inform their decisions," Markey said.

Markey posted returns for every year since 2013 on his campaign site. The 2019 return shows he earned $140,458 in salary from the Senate, and reported $34,726 in Social Security benefits.

Referencing the recent Supreme Court decisions regarding access to President Donald Trump's tax returns, which the president has refused to disclose willingly, Markey said, "Candidates shouldn't wait to make the highest court of the land or the court of opinion force this sharing of information. We should require tax releases from all candidates for Congress by law."

POLITICO reported that Kennedy, who is challenging the incumbent in the Sept. 1 Democratic primary, plans to release his taxes in the coming days.



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