Federal News Radio outlines five bills passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last week, all aimed at protecting federal taxpayers, limiting waste and abuse of federal tax dollars, and preventing the IRS from targeting certain taxpayers. Among them:
The STOP IRS Act (H.R. 2565), sponsored by Rep. James Renacci (R-Ohio), also passed the House Wednesday. If enacted, the bill would make it easier to terminate IRS employees who take certain actions for political purposes.
“There is currently a process in place to remove bad actors. There is currently a list of offenses that would subject an employee to that process. All I want to do is add political targeting to the list of fireable offenses,” Renacci said on the House floor earlier this week.
The Stop Playing on Citizens’ Cash Act (HR 2769), sponsored by Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) and introduced July 22, also passed the House Wednesday. If enacted, the bill would impose a moratorium on IRS conferences.