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Pence Supports House Repeal of 87,000 IRS Agents

First bill of GOP’s “Commitment to America” to pass the House protects Hoosier families and small businesses.

                                   

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Greg Pence (IN-06) voted today to support the Family and Small Business Taxpayer Protection Act – legislation that repeals funding for 87,000 new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents enacted by Democrats last August, which sought to increase federal revenues from taxpayer audits.

 “Our new Republican Majority in the United States House of Representatives has hit the ground running by enacting the very first item on our agenda. By repealing these 87,000 new IRS agents, House Republicans are making it clear to the American People that the federal government will work for them, not the other way around,” said Congressman Greg Pence

“Last year Democrats expanded the federal government in order to weaponize it against its citizens. Some 87,000 new agents – which would have made the IRS one of the largest federal agencies – would have done nothing more than audit and harass hardworking Americans and small businesses. That means our Hoosier farmers, local restaurants, barbershops, and many more would have been prime targets of the IRS,” the Congressman continued.

“The American People entrusted this new Republican Majority to serve as a vital check against the left’s vision of an ever-expansive federal government, and I look forward to continuing our work of fighting to secure a better future for our Hoosier families here in Congress,” Pence concluded.

 Background

H.R. 23, The Family and Small Business Taxpayers Protection Act repeals $72 billion in taxpayer funding appropriated to the Internal Revenue Service under H.R. 5376, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 which passed both the U.S. House and Senate on partisan lines in August of 2022.

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