Today, the House Ways and Means Committee voted out of committee four pieces of legislation related to IRS functioning:

  • H.R. 3724, Ensuring Integrity in the IRS Workforce Act of 2015, prohibits the IRS from rehiring employees who were fired for misconduct
  • H.R. 4890, IRS Bonuses Tied to Measurable Metrics, prohibits the IRS from paying bonuses to employees until the Secretary of the Treasury develops and implements a comprehensive customer service strategy
  • H.R. 4885, IRS Oversight While Eliminating Spending Act of 2016, repeals the IRS’s authority to spend the user fees it collects and requires the Treasury to deposit these funds into a general fund that will be used for improving taxpayer services
  • H.R. 1206, No Hires for the Delinquent IRS Act, suspends the hiring of new IRS employees unless the Secretary of the Treasury certifies that no IRS employees have serious delinquencies with respect to their own tax obligations