Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) this week voted in favor of multiple bills designed to keep the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) accountable to lawmakers and American taxpayers.
“The IRS is in a position of great power and responsibility, and it is important that Congress continues to exercise vigorous oversight,” said Guthrie. “Each April taxpayers must navigate through an extremely complicated tax code and ensure they file their taxes on time. They deserve an agency that is competent and available to assist taxpayers.”
The House voted on the following IRS accountability bills: 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; 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; H.R. 4885, IRS Oversight While Eliminating Spending (OWES) Act of 2016; H.R. 1206, No Hires for the Delinquent IRS Act; H.R. 3724, Ensuring Integrity in the IRS Workforce Act of 2015; and H.R. 4890, To impose a ban on the payment of bonuses to employees of the Internal Revenue Service until the Secretary of the Treasury develops and implements a comprehensive customer service strategy.
“These bills will address rampant problems that have been experienced with the IRS over recent years and make much-needed reforms to the agency’s operations,” said Guthrie.