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MARKUP: Ways and Means Announces Markup

April 11, 2016

What: Full Committee on Ways and Means Markup

Where: 1100 Longworth House Office Building

When: Wednesday, April 13 at 10:00 AM EDT

Live stream available here.

The Committee will consider the following:
H.R. 3724, Ensuring Integrity in the IRS Workforce Act of 2015
Sponsored by Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD)

  • American taxpayers expect high standards for Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees who handle highly sensitive taxpayer information. This proposal prohibits the IRS from rehiring employees who were fired for misconduct.

H.R. 4890
, IRS Bonuses Tied to Measurable Metrics
Sponsored by Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA)

  • The IRS has a responsibility to serve¬†American taxpayers, yet last year¬†the IRS failed to provide the majority of Americans with the support they needed. Despite the lack of service and limited resources, IRS employees continue to receive bonuses. This proposal prohibits the IRS from paying bonuses to employees until the Secretary of the Treasury develops and implements a comprehensive customer service strategy that puts hardworking taxpayers first.

H.R. 4885
, IRS Oversight While Eliminating Spending Act of 2016
Sponsored by Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO)

  • Current law gives the IRS the authority to spend the user fees it collects without Congressional approval. This proposal repeals the current provision and restores to Congress full authority over how the IRS spends those resources. This proposal requires the Treasury to deposit these funds into a general fund that will be used for improving taxpayer services.

H.R. 1206
, No Hires for the Delinquent IRS Act
Sponsored by Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC)

  • This proposal suspends the hiring of new IRS employees unless the Treasury Secretary certifies that no IRS employees have serious delinquencies with respect to their own tax obligations.