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Brady Applauds House Passage of Historic Legislation to Redesign the IRS

April 09, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Today, the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement after the House passed the Taxpayer First Act, bipartisan legislation to redesign the Internal Revenue Service for the first time in over two decades:

“With a new tax code, it is time for a new tax administrator.  I applaud the House for passing the Taxpayer First Act – a bold step to redesign the IRS to be an agency with one singular mission: putting taxpayers first.  We are refocusing the agency to live up to its mission of serving taxpayers, overhauling the IRS’s tools of enforcement, and strengthening the IRS’s ability to proactively combat identity theft and fraud.  Good, bipartisan work like the reforms the House passed today should be where Congress’ focus remains, not on a misguided rush to impeachment like many on the Left continue to push.

“This legislation has been years in the making, and I especially want to thank our Oversight Subcommittee leaders Reps. John Lewis and Mike Kelly for their important work on these reforms.  I encourage swift action in the Senate so we can send this legislation to the President’s desk this year.”

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Taxpayer First Act.