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Brady Applauds House Action to Protect Taxpayers, Hold IRS Accountable

April 21, 2016

Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued the following statement after the House passed the last of six bills this week to make the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) more accountable:

“When American taxpayers send a significant portion of their hard-earned paychecks to the IRS every year, they deserve high-quality customer service and the assurance that their dollars will be spent appropriately.

“The six commonsense proposals we passed this week will make the IRS more efficient, more accountable, and more professional. I appreciate my colleagues’ leadership on these bills. The Ways and Means Committee will continue to take steps to make sure the IRS focuses on its important mission – serving the American people.”

The six bills passed by the House this week include:

  • H.R. 3724, the Ensuring Integrity in the IRS Workforce Act of 2016, sponsored by Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD)
  • H.R. 4890, the IRS Bonuses Tied to Measurable Metrics Act, sponsored by Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA)
  • H.R. 4885, the IRS Oversight While Eliminating Spending Act of 2016, sponsored by Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO)
  • H.R. 1206, the No Hires for the Delinquent IRS Act, sponsored by Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC)
  • H. Res. 673, Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Internal Revenue Service should provide printed copies of Internal Revenue Service Publication 17 to taxpayers in the United States free of charge, sponsored by Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI)
  • H.R. 4903, To prohibit the use of funds by Internal Revenue Service to target citizens of the United States for exercising any right guaranteed under the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, sponsored by Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA)

For more information about the legislation, click here.