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House GOP passes repeal of 87,000 IRS Agents as its first bill in the majority

The Hill reports: (in part)

Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) announced that the first bill for a GOP-controlled House would be to repeal the new IRS funding in September, when House Republicans released their "Commitment to America" midterm policy and messaging platform ahead of the election.

A boost of about $80 billion in IRS funding over a decade generally aimed at upping high-income enforcement was included in last year's Inflation Reduction Act, Democrats' sweeping tax, health and climate bill. .....................

Rep. Adrian Smith (R-Neb.) - the sponsor of the bill who lost a race on Monday to become chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee - touted the measure during debate on the chamber floor Monday, calling it a "first great step" in reforming the IRS to become an agency that works for the public.

"There are numerous reasons to support this bill. It protects families and small businesses. It ensures agencies are funded appropriately. Most importantly, it stops autopilot funding for an out-of-control government agency that is perhaps most in need of reform," Smith said.

"IRS needs to fix its customer service and return processing problems, not focus on auditing families and small businesses. Americans want an IRS that works for them, not against them. This bill is a great first step in that direction," he added.