Reps. Smith, Steel commend advancement of Family and Small Business Taxpayer Protection Act

U.S. Reps. Adrian Smith (R-NE) and Michelle Steel (R-CA) recently commended the House of Representatives’ advancement of the Family and Small Business Taxpayer Protection Act (H.R. 23), citing the legislation’s varied benefits.

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According to the legislators, the bill seeks to defund the Biden administration’s plan to hire 87,000 new IRS agents; block efforts to increase audits on middle-class families; and preserve funding for customer service and IT modernization.

“The last thing the American people need right now are more audits from an out-of-control, bloated IRS,” Smith said. “The Inflation Act funding for the IRS would lead to the hiring of 87,000 new IRS employees tasked with raising enough revenue to pay for Democrats’ Green New Deal priorities. This is unacceptable, which is why Rep. Steel and I are leading the House of Representatives in a bill to rescind this spending. Our bill leaves in place funding for customer service and IT improvements, because the IRS is in desperate need of reform, but it protects middle-class families from audits they cannot afford.”

Steel indicated from the onset she opposed the plan to hire 87,000 new IRS agents amid families and small business owners struggling under skyrocketing prices from reckless government spending.

“As a lifelong tax fighter, I am proud to introduce this legislation with Rep. Adrian Smith to rescind the funding for the Biden Administration’s reckless attack on taxpayers and see it voted on as our new Majority’s first order of business,” Steel noted via a statement. “Republicans are hitting the ground running to deliver on our promises to American families.”