Rep. Poliquin Votes for Increased Accountability at the IRS for Maine Taxpayers
WASHINGTON – This week, Maine’s 2nd District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, voted on multiple measures in the House to institute greater accountability and responsiveness at the IRS. Congressman Poliquin released the following statement:
“Every year, families in Maine spend numerous hours filing their taxes, trying to understand the colossal U.S. Tax Code,” said Congressman Poliquin. “If our taxpaying families are held accountable to file their taxes properly, there is no reason why the IRS shouldn’t be held accountable for serving our families in the most responsive and efficient way possible.
“That is why, this week, I voted repeatedly to keep the IRS within its spending limits, ensure that it does not hire underqualified workers to serve our taxpayers, verify that its own employees are paying their taxes and certify that its bosses aren’t providing themselves with outrageous bonuses.
“As Maine’s 2nd District Congressman, I will continue to hold the IRS accountable and work hard in Congress to revise and simplify our Nation’s tax code.”
The House passed the following legislation this week to impose greater accountability at the IRS:
- H.R. 4885, the IRS Oversight While Eliminating Spending (OWES) Act
- H.R. 1206, the No Hires for the Delinquent IRS Act
- H.R. 3724, the Ensuring Integrity in the IRS Workforce Act
- H.R. 4890, a bill to limit IRS bonuses