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Oversight Committee Issues Subpoena to IRS Official for FOIA Hearing

“Compelling a witness to testify under subpoena is not the preference of this Committee.” WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ahead of next week’s Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) declined an invitation to allow Mary Howard, the Director of Privacy, Governmental Liaison, and Disclosure, to testify before the Committee. Chairman Jason Chaffetz sent a 

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FAQ – IRS Targeting Investigation

Did the IRS target conservative groups based on their political ideology? Yes. The IRS systematically scrutinized and delayed conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. The IRS identified these conservative groups based on inappropriate screening criteria, took no action on these groups' tax-exempt applications for several years, and posed intrusive and inappropriate questions to these organizations. Were liberal groups also ...

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About – IRS Targeting Investigation

The IRS Targeting Investigation site was built to centralize information about the Oversight Committee's investigation into the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS and make it easier for the public to understand the progress of the investigation. In February 2012, the Committee's investigation began after concerns about inappropriate scrutiny of applicants for tax-exempt status by the IRS were brought to the ...

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Letter to Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George Regarding Recently Recovered Documents from Lois Lerner’s Hard Drives

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Letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson regarding missing ID badges

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Joint Letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Regarding EPA Grassroots Campaigns

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Letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen Requesting Testimony of Ms. Mary Howard at the FOIA Hearing on June 3, 2015

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House Committee Chairmen Request Information on Aliens in U.S. with Possible Terrorist Connections

WASHINGTON — United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently disclosed that aliens with terrorist connections may be attempting to take advantage of the United States’ asylum system. Addressing those concerns, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Oversight National Security Subcommittee Chairman Ron DeSantis (R-FL), and House Judiciary Immigration and Border ...

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Letter to US Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Director Cindy Dohner Regarding “Operation Something Bruin”

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Letter to North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Executive Director Gordon Myers Regarding “Operation Something Bruin”