IRS Scandal

Last week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) claimed that it “lost” two years’ worth of emails directly related to the agency’s targeting of law-abiding taxpayers. This is unbelievable. Old emails don’t disappear on their...
I released the following statement after the IRS announced it will scrap a proposed rule defining political activities of social welfare groups.I’m glad the IRS has withdrawn their proposed rule and delayed a final decision...
Last week, I joined Senator Ted Cruz to introduce legislation that would amend the tax code so that the IRS no longer creates its own definitions to determine whether an organization is engaging in political activity. H.R....
It’s been a year since we found out that the IRS was targeting conservative groups. Like you, I was outraged that the Administration was violating the public trust and using their office for political purposes. But now I’m...
Over the past several months, the House of Representatives has investigated the IRS’s intentional targeting of conservative groups and political opponents of the president.
I issued the following statement after introducing The Eliminating Improper & Abusive IRS Audits Act of 2014 to provide further accountability and greater taxpayer protection against IRS abuse:As we approach the deadline...
I spoke on the Senate floor yesterday against a proposed rule from the IRS targeting 501(c)(4)s that would effectively make the IRS a campaign-finance regulator.
Last week I asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to answer questions about the ongoing IRS investigation, specifically in regards to the naming of a major Obama donor as a lead investigator into IRSs illegal targeting of...
As we're nearing the new year, what do you think has been the biggest government scandal of 2013? Is it the NSA spying on Americans? What about the DOJ targeting reporters? Or how about the Benghazi cover-up? But don't...
image from http://phoenix.gov/publicsafety/infosec/all/privacy/
We are living in a Rear Window world. Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller tells the story of a professional photographer homebound by a broken leg who takes a voyeuristic interest in his neighbor. From the...
Crisis: IRS emails have vaporized.Where, oh where have the emails gone? Where, oh, where can they be? In another Friday evening news dump, the administration announced that 2 years of Lois Lerner’s emails have vanished. Poof...
This Administration’s politicization of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is unprecedented. Respect for the rule of law is the foundation of our Republic, and the Administration’s complete disregard for it is frightening....
I voted yesterday to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for her refusal to testify regarding the IRS targeting scandal. The House also approved a measure calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to...
Last week I officially introduced H.R. 4447, the “Contempt Act.” H.R. 4447 would simply prohibit any federal employee who is found in contempt of Congress from receiving his or her salary. More specifically, the bill would...
Remember Lois Lerner? Yeah, the lady who was at the head of the IRS and the one who allegedly started targeting Tea Party and Conservative groups from having tax-exempt status in hopes to halt their progress in raising up...
The IRS is currently considering new rules to limit the free speech of the very same groups it illegally targeted. In short, the Obama Administration is trying to do through regulatory fiat what it was unable to legally do...
Today I delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor in support of the Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act, introduced by Senators Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ). This bill would prevent the...
Despite an investigation that may continue for months, I am disappointed in the announcement that criminal charges have already been ruled out as a response to the IRS targeting probe.From the beginning, it appears that this...
Over the past three years, we have seen an assault on free speech and freedom of the press by those in power. Campaign finance laws have always been used less as a restriction on money in politics and more as a restriction...
Scandal after scandal after scandal. Benghazi, AP wiretapping, and the presidential administration using the IRS to target his political opponents. Not to mention the new revelation that the government has been spying on...

Pages

 

© 2015 TexasGOPVote  | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy