House GOP Keeps Up Attacks On IRS With Bill To Abolish Agency

  • The Republican-controlled House has made the Internal Revenue Service a political target after Democrats bolstered the agency with new funding last year.
  • Within the first week of the new Congress, a dozen GOP lawmakers introduced a bill that would abolish the IRS altogether and replace the entire federal tax code with a national sales tax.
  • Separately, the House voted to rescind nearly $80 billion in funding for the agency that Democrats approved last year – with many top Republicans repeating the misleading claim that the money will be used to hire 87,000 auditors.
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