House Committee To Probe Alleged IRS Targeting

The House Committee on Ways and Means will probe alleged targeting of conservative non-profit groups by the Internal Revenue Service on Friday, May 17, Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) and Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) announced today.

The panel will feature testimony from the acting IRS commissioner, Steve Miller, whom lawmakers are calling on to resign, and the Treasury Inspector General, J. Russell George, who is preparing an independent review of the alleged misconduct.

“News that the agency admits it targeted American taxpayers based on politics is both astounding and appalling,” Camp said in a statement. “The Committee on Ways and Means will get to the bottom of this practice and ensure it never takes place again.”

President Barack Obama on Monday called the IRS admission “outrageous” and that, pending the Inspector General’s official report, his administration would hold individuals who were involved responsible.

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