To provide for the termination of employment of employees of the Internal Revenue Service who take certain official actions for political purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 16th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Apr 16, 2015
Length: 2 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on April 15, 2015 but was never passed by the Senate.
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54 Cosponsors (51 Republicans, 3 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“ICYMI: Roskam: Here Are 7 Bills House Republicans Are Pushing to Rein in the IRS”
— Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 14, 2015
Feb 4, 2015
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Mar 25, 2015
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Apr 13, 2015
Reported by House Committee on Ways and Means
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Apr 15, 2015
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
H.R. 709 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 709. 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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