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Hensarling votes to hold IRS accountable

The Malakoff News of Malakoff, Texas

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement upon House passage of several bills (H.R. 3724, H.R. 4890, H.R. 4855 and H.R. 1206) aimed at protecting hardworking American taxpayers and holding the IRS accountable.

"This month, as millions of Americans file their tax returns for shrinking or stagnant paychecks, we're reminded the economy isn't working for working Americans. One of the biggest reasons for the slow, tepid recovery we find ourselves in is our broken tax code. Fundamental tax reform is a pillar of economic growth, and I am committed to working with my fellow Republicans to make the tax code fairer, flatter, simpler and more competitive so that Americans can keep more of their hard-earned money.

"I am also committed to preventing fraud and abuse and holding the IRS accountable to the American people. This week, we passed common sense legislation to ensure the IRS could not rehire any employees who were fired for misconduct; bonuses at the IRS were only given when earned; the IRS doesn't hire employees with major tax debt; and the people's elected representatives in Congress have oversight authority and a say in where the IRS spends its funds."

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Original Publication Date: May 6, 2016

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