(CNN) – The House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing Friday on the Internal Revenue Service's admission it applied extra scrutiny to conservative groups applying for tax exempt status.
The acting commissioner of the IRS, Steve Miller, and the inspector general for the Treasury Department, J. Russell George, will be the only witnesses at Friday's hearing, according to a press release from the committee.
"The American public expects the Internal Revenue Service to be apolitical in its enforcement of our tax laws," said Rep. Dave Camp, the committee's chairman. "News that the agency admits it targeted American taxpayers based on politics is both astounding and appalling. The Committee on Ways and Means will get to the bottom of this practice and ensure it never takes place again."
The ranking Democrat on the committee, Rep. Sander Levin, added "it is essential that there be a thorough and bipartisan investigation and effective remedial action."