House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed four Internal Revenue Service reform bills.
“Today, the House took action to give the American people peace of mind and confidence to live their lives,” said McMorris Rodgers. “Families and job creators in every corner of this country are frustrated by an IRS putting itself first, the people second. It’s time to say enough is enough.
“If an IRS employee didn’t earn a bonus, they shouldn’t receive one. If someone was fired for misconduct, they shouldn’t be rehired. If the IRS is going to charge everyone a fee to file their taxes, the people should have a say in how it is spent. And the IRS shouldn’t have employees with significant personal tax debt. These are all common sense, and I applaud Reps. Kristi Noem (R-SD), Pat Meehan (R-PA), Jason Smith (R-MO), and David Rouzer (R-NC) for their work on bills that will bring accountability to the IRS and return more control to the American people.
“We were not sent to Washington to protect the status quo — We are here to challenge it. So as we build our agenda for a more confident America, we will be reforming our tax code by enacting pro-growth policies and restoring fiscal discipline, so that we can create jobs and keep the American Dream alive for the next generation.”
Note: Earlier this week Reps Noem and Smith joined McMorris Rodgers and House Leadership in a press conference on Capitol Hill to discuss tax day and this week’s legislation to hold the IRS accountable. Click here to view.