Congressman Smith votes to rescind funding for Biden’s 87,000 new IRS agents

As one of the first legislative acts in the new Congress, Rep. Chris Smith (R-Manchester) today voted for the Family and Small Business Taxpayer Protection Act­­ (HR 23)—legislation that would rescind more than $70 billion in federal funding for approximately 87,000 new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents.

“It is long past time that this outrageous Biden policy that aggressively targets American taxpayers and their hard-earned dollars is repealed,” said Smith.

“Bureaucrats in Washington must be held accountable to the American people—not emboldened to go after them,” Smith said.

The significant expansion of the IRS was signed into law by President Biden last summer as part of the so-called “Inflation Reduction Act”—massive tax-and-spend legislation that Smith strongly opposed and voted against in August.

“Amid decades-high, crushing inflation, Democrats in Congress supercharged the IRS with $80 billion and 87,000 new agents to audit hardworking Americans and grant the agency more power to target critics of the Biden Administration,” Smith said.

“The Family and Small Business Taxpayer Protection Act is a great first step in the right direction as we work in the new Congress to mitigate inflation and thwart the recession caused by Biden’s disastrous economic policies,” said Smith.

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    • No.

      This is a new sub-committee which will have subpoena power on it’s own. The battles will be in court (BTW the DOJ will also be under investigation). Traitor Nadler says it all, the tables have turned:

      “Jim Jordan and Kevin McCarthy claim to be investigating the weaponization of the federal government when, in fact, this new select committee is the weapon itself,” New York Rep. Jerry Nadler, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, said in a statement.

      Good luck Jerry and kiss Pelosi good-bye.

  1. good move. this is a bill to spend 80 million to increase audits. i got audited and some of my clients and friends as well, even though we are much lower than the supposed $400k threshold that they said they would not audit. This is how they are trying to raise money to fund all those democratic give aways, including the millions spent on illegal immigrants hotels and health insurance.

    • It is $80 billion, billion with a b. all to increase audits on poor an middle class, because there are so many more of them than there are rich and the rich have better accountants and can afford to fight the IRS.

  2. Empty political gesture, but maybe good politics just the same. Send bill to the Senate for vote and make Dems vote it down to show they are on the side of the IRS.

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