Newhouse Blocks IRS From Blatantly Targeting American Taxpayers

This week Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 23, the Family and Small Business Taxpayer Protection Act, legislation he introduced with Reps. Michelle Steel (R-CA) and Adrian Smith (R-NE). This legislation would defund the Biden administration’s plan to hire 87,000 new IRS agents, blocking their efforts to drastically increase audits on middle class families while preserving funding for customer service and I.T. modernization.

“Families have been struggling with higher costs of gas, groceries, and heating for our homes due to one-Party rule in our nation’s capital,” said Rep. Newhouse. “To make matters worse, the Biden administration increased the IRS’ budget with funding specifically earmarked for “new audits and enforcement.” Our government should not be a weapon used against law-abiding citizens. That is why I introduced legislation to rescind the IRS’ funding for enforcement. I am pleased to see this legislation pass the House, marking an important step towards recovery for families in Central Washington.”

Read the full text of the Family and Small Business Taxpayer Protection Act here.


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