GOP-led House repeals funding for as many as 87,000 IRS agents
House Majority Leader Steve Scalise said the House also plans to vote this week to form a committee on "the weaponization of the federal government against citizens" and to end Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) sales to China.
The Facts Inside Our Reporter’s Notebook
The GOP-led House voted Monday evening to pass a bill to repeal billions of dollars in funding for as many 87,000 new IRS agents, which was part of the Democrats' $740 billion Inflation Reduction Act.
The 221-210 vote took place after the House passed a new rules package. For the IRS funding repeal legislation to be adopted, it would need to pass the Democrat-controlled Senate and be signed by President Biden.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy pledged to pass the bill to repeal the IRS funding as part of the House GOP's "Commitment to America" agenda.
House Majority Leader Steve Scalise said the House also plans to vote this week on bills to form a committee on "the weaponization of the federal government against citizens" and end oil sales to China from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).
The votes on the committee bill and the oil sales to China bill are expected to take place on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Scalise tweeted: "THIS WEEK—The House Republican Majority will move to pass legislation to:
- Defund the 87,000 new IRS agents
- Establish a committee on the weaponization of the federal government against citizens
- End SPR oil sales to China
- Hold woke prosecutors accountable."
Just News, No Noise
- Cohen attorney letter to FEC appears to undercut DA Bragg's Trump case
- Kari Lake scores win as Arizona Supreme Court sends part of her lawsuit back to trial court
- Jim Jordan says liberal groups may have broken anti-trust laws by blocking conservative advertisers
- Judge impressed by evidence of Biden administration coercion in social media censorship case
- House Judiciary probing whether DC Democrats intervened to pressure NY prosecutor to charge Trump