VAN DREW DRAFTING LEGISLATION TO ENSURE THE IRS IS WORKING FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THROUGH PROPER CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT
August 18, 2022 — Congressman Van Drew announced that he is drafting legislation to repeal the provision in the ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ that allocates over 80 billion taxpayer dollars to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to hire up to 87,000 new agents. The Congressman’s bill will also require that the IRS submit a plan to Congress within 90 days of enactment detailing how it intends to streamline procedures.
“To throw billions of taxpayer dollars in the middle of a recession at a federal agency that has proven its inefficiency is insulting to the American people,” said Congressman Van Drew. “The ‘Inflation Reduction Act’, which will actually increase inflation, wastes taxpayers’ hard-earned money by allocating funding to the IRS with the purpose of spying on your private bank accounts. The IRS does not need more money or more agents, the IRS needs to create a comprehensive plan that will modernize and streamline its processes, and work towards reducing its ten-month long casework backlog. We must ensure that Americans and small businesses receive the assistance they need in an efficient manner as opposed to just throwing money at the issue with no plan in place.
“This is why I am drafting legislation to ensure that Congress has the proper oversight over the IRS to make sure they are working for Americans, not against them.”