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In GOP Opposition To Beefing Up IRS Enforcement, Shades Of A Fake, Obama-Era Zombie Scandal

UNITED STATES - MAY 22: Lois Lerner, director of exempt organizations for the Internal Revenue Service, arrives for a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the investigation of the IRS's targeting of political groups. Lerner invoked her Fifth Amendment right to not testify. Lerner cause a protest from some committee members when she offered an opening statement and engaged in dialogue with members before invoking her right. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MAY 22: Lois Lerner, director of exempt organizations for the Internal Revenue Service, arrives for a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Rayburn Building on the investigation o... UNITED STATES - MAY 22: Lois Lerner, director of exempt organizations for the Internal Revenue Service, arrives for a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Rayburn Building on the investigation of the IRS's targeting of political groups. Lerner invoked her Fifth Amendment right to not testify. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) MORE LESS
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July 20, 2021 7:00 a.m.

On Sunday, Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) said on CNN that giving the IRS more resources to go after very wealthy tax evaders, a provision that senators hoped would net $100 billion in 10 years to help pay for the bipartisan infrastructure plan, was officially on the cutting room floor.

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