Congressman Yakym Votes to Defund Biden’s Army of 87,000 Additional IRS Agents

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rudy Yakym (IN-02) released the following statement after voting for “The Family and Small Business Taxpayer Protection Act,” legislation that rescinds new funding for 87,000 additional IRS agents:  

“It is fitting that the first order of business for our new Republican House majority is to roll back funding for Joe Biden’s army of 87,000 additional IRS agents.  

“Hoosiers are already hurting from high prices on everything from groceries to their home heating bills. We should be focused on helping them get ahead, not growing the federal government to audit everyday Americans.

“Today’s vote is the first step in delivering on our Commitment to America and a Congress that goes to work for – not goes against– hardworking Americans.” 


 BACKGROUND:

  • According to the Congressional Budget Office, Democrats’ supercharged IRS will cause audit rates to “rise for all taxpayers.”
  • Hiring an additional 87,000 IRS agents means that the IRS would have more staff than the Pentagon, State Department, Border Patrol, and FBI combined. 
  • The Family and Small Business Taxpayer Protection Act leaves increases in IRS funding for customer services and information technology upgrades intact.

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