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House Committee Wants to Hear from IRS Targeting Victims

The House Ways and Means Committee is conducting an investigation into the IRS targeting scandal. Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) earlier summoned top IRS officials before the Committee for questioning following a Treasury Inspector General’s report of “inappropriate” targeting of conservative organizations by the tax agency. This week he invited a sample of victims of that targeting to share their stories in a formal Committee hearing. Among those testifying were the National Organization for Marriage, the Coalition for Life of Iowa, Linchpins of Liberty, and several TEA Party groups. 

The Committee would like others who have been targeted to speak out, as several NRB members (the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Samaritan’s Purse, and Family Talk Action) already have. The Committee issued a statement:

“…[M]any more questions remain, including how individuals and organizations were affected by the actions of the IRS.  As the Committee continues to pursue this investigation, this website allows those affected by the IRS scandal to share their story. Your story is critical to moving the investigation forward. Taking a few minutes to fill out the form below and share your story will allow the Committee to identify key facts and take action to deal with the failures of the IRS. Working together, we will get to the bottom of this, and ensure that nothing like this ever happens again.”

The Committee has created a special form on its website for other victims to share their stories.  This form is found at www.waysandmeans.house.gov/irsinvestigation.

  • Find witness testimony from this week’s hearing here, and watch it here
  • Find NRB’s letter to Congressional leaders in defense of ministries’ First Amendment rights, and the related NRB Board of Directors’ Resolution.

By Aaron Mercer, Vice President of Government Relations

Published: June 7, 2013

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