A Democratic-led House of Representatives committee on Thursday urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to prevent President Donald Trump's longtime accounting firm from handing over his financial records that have been subpoenaed by lawmakers.

The House Oversight Committee's filing came in response to Trump's request last week asking the justices to put on hold a lower court ruling that Mazars LLP must comply with the panel's subpoena for the records that Trump has sought to keep secret.

The committee said the material is needed to determine whether the Republican president complied with laws requiring disclosure of his assets and to assess whether changes are needed in those laws.