- House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy and House GOP Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik vowed Friday that their first action as leaders of the chamber if the GOP wins the majority in November would be to repeal the funding President Biden signed into law to hire as many as 87,000 new IRS agents.
McCarthy and Stefanik made the public promise at an event in Monongahela, Pa., in which they made public their overall agenda – titled “Commitment to America” – should Republicans control the House next year.
- The $80 billion in spending for the agents is part of the Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act that President Biden recently signed. The bill includes expanded Obamacare subsidies, a new 15% minimum corporate tax and more than $380 billion in climate-related funding.
- “On our very first bill, we’re going to repeal 87,000 IRS agents. Our job is to work for you, not go after you. Our job is to make America stronger,” said McCarthy, of California.
- Stefanik, of New York, told Just the News exclusively that repealing the new IRS funding would be the first order of business.