IRS Commissioner to Testify at Oversight Hearing

March 24, 2014

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, March 26th, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., will convene a hearing on the IRS targeting scandal entitled, Examining the IRS Response to the Targeting Scandal.

 

This hearing will address the IRS’s response to the targeting scandal, including its compliance with congressional document requests and subpoenas by the Committee. In the immediate aftermath of the IRS targeting, the President pledged that the Administration would work “hand in hand” with Congress as it performs its oversight role.  Despite the President’s pledge, the IRS has not complied fully with requests and subpoenas by the Committee, including emails from Lois Lerner, Director of IRS Exempt Organizations (EO), the division in which the targeting occurred.

 

The Committee first requested documents from the IRS about its targeting of conservative groups on May 14, 2013. The IRS failed to fully comply with the request, and the Committee subsequently issued subpoenas on August 2, 2013 and again on February 14, 2014.

 

Hearing Details:

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Examining the IRS Response to the Targeting Scandal

Full Committee, Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA)

9:30 a.m. in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building and streaming online at oversight.house.gov.

 

Witness:

The Honorable John Koskinen

Commissioner

Internal Revenue Service

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