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H.R. 709 (114th): Prevent Targeting at the IRS Act

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 4, 2015 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 709


February 4, 2015

(for himself, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Tiberi, Mr. Boustany, Mr. Tipton, Mrs. Black, Ms. Jenkins of Kansas, Mr. Heck of Nevada, Mr. Paulsen, Mr. Nugent, Mr. Brooks of Alabama, Mr. Mulvaney, Mr. Ribble, Mr. Reichert, Mr. Farenthold, Ms. Sinema, Mr. Young of Indiana, Mr. Kline, Mr. Joyce, Mr. McKinley, Mr. Zinke, Mr. Bucshon, Mr. Flores, Mr. Long, Mr. Meehan, Mr. Gowdy, Mr. Delaney, Mr. Walberg, Mr. Johnson of Ohio, Mr. Webster of Florida, Mr. Amodei, Mr. Ross, Mr. Massie, Mr. Rokita, Mr. DesJarlais, Mr. Pompeo, Mr. Palazzo, Mr. Pearce, Mr. Carney, Mr. Poliquin, Mr. Duncan of South Carolina, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Stutzman, Mr. Reed, and Mrs. Roby) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


To provide for the termination of employment of employees of the Internal Revenue Service who take certain official actions for political purposes.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Prevent Targeting at the IRS Act.


Termination of employment of Internal Revenue Service employees for taking official actions for political purposes

Paragraph (10) of section 1203(b) of the Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 is amended to read as follows:


performing, delaying, or failing to perform (or threatening to perform, delay, or fail to perform) any official action (including any audit) with respect to a taxpayer for purpose of extracting personal gain or benefit or for a political purpose.