Watchdog group Judicial Watch sent a letter on Wednesday to the Internal Revenue Service calling for the withdrawal of a new proposal regarding nonprofit groups, calling the proposal a “plainly unconstitutional regulation that arbitrarily reverses 53 years of administrative and judicial precedent.”
House Republicans will push a series of bills this week in an effort to curb abuse and increase transparency in the federal government.
Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.) sent a memo to Republican members on Friday, outlining the GOP’s legislative agenda for “Stop Government Abuse Week.”
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R., Mich.) said Tuesday that the committee’s investigation of the Internal Revenue Service found that 100 percent of the tax-exempt groups that were flagged and targeted with an audit were right-leaning.
The House Ways and Means Committee approved the “STOP Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act” on Tuesday.
Sens. Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.) and Pat Roberts (R., Kansas) introduced on Tuesday the “Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act.”
Top congressional Republicans are speaking out against a proposed IRS rule that could restrict the free speech of groups critical of the Obama administration.