The Oversight Subcommittee assists the full Committee in carrying out its general oversight responsibilities of matters within the scope of the full Committee’s jurisdiction. The Oversight Subcommittee works with the full Committee and other Subcommittees to determine whether the laws within the jurisdiction of the Committee (including tax, trade, health, Human Resources, and Social Security laws) are being implemented and carried out efficiently and in accordance with Congressional intent. The Oversight Subcommittee also provides oversight of the federal agencies (such as the Internal Revenue Service) responsible for implementing laws within the full Committee’s jurisdiction.
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Our hearing today will focus on the issue of Tax Fairness. I welcome my colleagues and our witnesses.
I must note that this is the first subcommittee meeting since the passing of our friend and colleague John Lewis. John was the Chairman or lead Democratic member on this subcommittee for the past 15 years.
SPRINGFIELD, MA—House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) asked the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to temporarily halt sending notices for unpaid taxes to taxpayers who may have been affected by the mail backlog caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.