IRS

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 ...
On Thursday, I held a hearing in the Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts to examine
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...
UnFair: Exposing the IRS is a unique ‘call to action’ film that will unite the conservative movement. While there are many differences on many issues among us, there is one thing upon which all conservatives can...
Studying Liberals as long as I have, I have learned quite well the smell of a RAT! The Lois Lerner backup tapes have been found. I can tell you with 100 percent certainty that her emails were never lost. So did they use this...
On Wednesday the House of Representatives passed the 2015 Financial Services Appropriations Act. This common-sense legislation prioritizes effective financial programs, streamlines funding for the federal government, and...
Today, I introduced the Holding IRS Leadership Accountable Act to prohibit bonuses to senior-level executives of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) until all Congressional requests for documents, including e-mails...
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IRS announced it will scrap a proposed rule defining political activities of social welfare groups.I’m glad the IRS has withdrawn their proposed rule and delayed a final decision...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....
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
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...
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, “...
As your representative in Congress, one of my jobs is helping you deal with the government. I want to make sure you are aware that I have Red Tape Cutters in my district offices working to help you.First, I’d like to share...
As you know, the House of Representatives controls the federal purse strings, and we’ve been the leaders in putting together a detailed spending plan for Fiscal Year 2015. We’re able to set guidelines on how each federal...
In 1996, Al Salvi appeared to be a tough opponent in a political race against Dick Durbin to fill an open Senate seat. Close to the election, Salvi was hit with charges of violating campaign laws and found himself on the...
It’s been over a year since we found out about IRS discrimination against groups that don’t share their political views, and I’m still outraged at the Administration’s abuse of power. We’ve been doing everything we can in...
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...

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