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H.R. 1206 (114th): No Hires for the Delinquent IRS Act

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To prohibit the hiring of additional Internal Revenue Service employees until the Secretary of the Treasury certifies that no employee of the Internal Revenue Service has a seriously delinquent tax debt.

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Sponsor and status

David Rouzer

Sponsor. Representative for North Carolina's 7th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 25, 2016
Length: 6 pages
Mar 2, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on April 20, 2016 but was never passed by the Senate.


25 Cosponsors (25 Republicans)


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Barack Obama [D, 2009-2017]: No Hires for the Delinquent IRS Act (Apr 18, 2016)

What legislators are saying

Rouzer bill to hold IRS accountable passes House, heads to Senate
    — Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC7] (Sponsor) on Apr 20, 2016

Olson Acts to Protect Taxpayers and Hold IRS Accountable
    — Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22, 2009-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 20, 2016

Blumenauer at Ways & Means Markup on IRS: Hold Congress Accountable, Too
    — Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3] on Apr 13, 2016

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Mar 2, 2015

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Apr 13, 2016
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Apr 18, 2016
Reported by House Committee on Ways and Means

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Apr 20, 2016
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 1206 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1206. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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