House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued the following statement after the House unanimously passed the Clyde-Hirsch-Sowers RESPECT Act (H.R. 1843), bipartisan legislation to protect small business owners from IRS abuse:
“The House sent a clear signal to the IRS this week that bullying law-abiding Americans will not be tolerated. After years of bipartisan oversight to hold the IRS accountable for their wrongdoings, the Clyde-Hirsch-Sowers-RESPECT Act stands up for the innocent small business owners and farmers who were forced to hand over their hard-earned dollars to the IRS – in some cases losing their livelihoods and life savings. The bill puts in place strong safeguards to prevent the IRS from wrongfully seizing the assets of hardworking Americans. I commend Tax Policy Subcommittee Chairman Roskam and Rep. Crowley for their work to protect taxpayers, and I urge the Senate to pass this important legislation.”
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