Cong. Pfluger Votes To Defund 87,000 IRS Agents

Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) released a statement Monday night after voting to pass H.R. 23, the Family and Small Business Taxpayer Protection Act. The bill rescinds $80 billion in funding for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that would have gone towards hiring 87,000 new IRS Agents to perform audits on American families and businesses.

Rep. August Pfluger (TX-11): “Republicans made a Commitment to America, and tonight we are delivering on those promises by voting to defund the 87,000 new IRS Agents that Congressional Democrats and the Biden Administration unleashed on American families in the midst of incredible economic turmoil last year. For two years, Democrats would not consider spending a dime more to hire additional Border Patrol Agents, yet they had no issue supercharging the IRS with $80 Billion to conduct as many as 710,000 more audits on American families and small businesses. In fact, the Joint Committee on Taxation confirmed that the IRS will spend its time auditing Main Street Businesses and families making less than $200,000 – not millionaires and billionaires. The government should be working FOR the people—not working to target them.”