July 2nd, 2019
Yesterday, as the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady, I released the followed statement after President Donald J. Trump signed H.R. 3151, the Taxpayer First Act:
May 10th, 2018
Everyone knows the IRS needs to be reformed from top to bottom. From absurd wait times when calling the IRS, to property seizure abuse, this is an agency that desperately needs to be reined in and restructured to actually...
April 20th, 2018
Recently, the House passed multiple bills to redesign the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for the first time in over two decades. I released the following statement:
September 6th, 2016
Today’s Tom Woods Letter, which all the influential people receive every day. Be one of them.I’ll grant you: I’d rather be contacted by shysters pretending to be the IRS than by the actual IRS.But it’s still...
April 14th, 2016
The Research and Technology Subcommittee today held a hearing to hear from IRS Commissioner John Koskinen following a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that highlights severe cybersecurity vulnerabilities...
July 20th, 2015
Last week I reintroduced the Wrongful Convictions Tax Relief Act (H.R. 3086) – legislation that would prohibit the IRS from taxing compensation awarded to people who have been imprisoned due to a wrongful conviction...
July 17th, 2015
I sent a letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen Thursday asking him to confirm that his agency will respect America’s longstanding principle of religious liberty in light of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in ...
June 5th, 2015
On Thursday, I held a hearing in the Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts to examine
October 28th, 2014
I issued the following statement on a federal judge’s decision to dismiss all charges in a lawsuit brought by True the Vote, a voter integrity non-profit organization that was aggressively targeted by the IRS.American...
August 8th, 2018
As many of you are aware, Obama used the IRS to go after right-of-center organizations and deprive them of 501c3 approvals, and to punish companies who were right leaning. This may have been disconcerting for you, but there...
April 23rd, 2018
Identity theft is a problem across the United States. It affects millions of Americans each year.
April 19th, 2018
I released the following statement applauding the passage of a bipartisan package to make bold reforms to the Internal Revenue Service:
April 27th, 2016
Last week’s flooding was devastating for many families in the Houston area. Our emergency responders and local officials deserve thanks for responding quickly to save the lives of those stranded by high waters. Local...
December 17th, 2015
Today I joined fellow lawmakers in sponsoring a resolution to impeach Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen.
July 19th, 2015
There is a growing assault on the Judeo Christian values which serve as the foundation of our Western civilization and the basis of all our laws. These core principles have been a vital part of making America the greatest...
June 7th, 2015
In May I joined more than 50 of my colleagues in sending a letter to the IRS to ask them to review the Clinton Foundation’s tax-exe
December 14th, 2014
I issued the following statement after voting to prevent another government shutdown: A broken process created by years of Senate Democrat control has yielded an agreement that is less than perfect.Despite this, this...
October 21st, 2014
When I first saw the advertisement for Unfair: Exposing the IRS, I was interested, but unsure of the meaning. I thought I knew some of the bad things about the IRS, but was I ever in for a surprise. The words, “...