Earlier this year, Representative Jim Renacci (R-Ohio) introduced H.R. 709, the “Prevent Targeting at the IRS Act.”  This bill would authorize the IRS to terminate employees who target individuals based on their political beliefs.  Given the agency’s recent behavior, this bill is an appropriate and necessary measure. 

Rep. Renacci stated:

“Though it’s been nearly two years since we learned of the IRS’ abuse of power, the American people’s distrust in the agency remains.  If someone at the IRS targets taxpayers based on their political beliefs, he or she should be held accountable. It’s that simple.”

H.R. 709 has bipartisan support in the House, with 54 cosponsors. Americans for Tax Reform supports the Prevent Targeting at the IRS Act.