WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) applauded the House passage today of of H.R. 5016, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2015, sponsored by Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL).
“We are working every day in the House to create better opportunities for American families, and this common-sense bill prioritizes programs and services that are both effective and essential to the financial health of our nation. By limiting the reach of agencies like the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), we are increasing transparency and accountability while reducing spending and streamlining the federal government. No American should be discriminated against because of his or her political beliefs, and this legislation prevents the IRS from targeting individuals based on these beliefs. And by prohibiting the IRS from implementing Obamacare’s individual mandate, we are reining in this agency’ intrusive overreach into the lives of millions of Americans. This marks the seventh pro-growth appropriations bill the House has passed since June, while the Senate has yet to pass a single one. I applaud Chairman Rogers and Representative Crenshaw for their efforts to strengthen our economy and keep federal agencies like the IRS in check. We are building a better life for all Americans, and I urge my colleagues in the Senate to follow suit.”