WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) today issued the following statement after the House passed the Recovering Missing Children Act. The legislation, championed by Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN), allows the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to share taxpayer information with state and local law enforcement agencies in order to help find missing or exploited children, while maintaining safeguards for sensitive taxpayer information.
“Today, the House took action to give law enforcement officials another tool they need to solve child abduction cases and bring missing and exploited children home safely. I appreciate Congressman Paulsen’s strong leadership on this issue. His bill struck just the right balance in helping children, supporting local law enforcement, and protecting sensitive taxpayer information.
“I urge the Senate to take swift action on this important legislation. Children and their families should no longer be at risk because of unintended consequences of our tax code.”