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).
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."