First hearings on IRS targeting Friday
May 13th, 2013
03:40 PM ET
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First hearings on IRS targeting Friday

(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."

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  1. Lynda/Minnesota

    "But we will hold him accountable..."

    Yawn. The second election of Barack Obama has come and gone. All the whining and foot stamping in the world won't change or give you the results you had hoped for but didn't get.

    Please continue throwing one tantrum after another. It is expected and very much in character of a losing political party grasping at a losing ideology.

    May 13, 2013 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
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