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Here's what happens when Democrats go along with relaxing campaign finance rules

Remarkably, he makes a point. Last year, in the waning days of the Senate Democratic majority, Democrats in Congress agreed with Republicans to include a weakening of campaign finance limits to the party national committees in a spending bill. Show More Summary

The IRS Scandal, Day 835

Statement of NTEU National President Tony Reardon: IRS employees are dedicated and committed public servants who perform vital work for our country. No bipartisan report, including the bipartisan Senate Finance Committee report and reports by the Treasury Inspector General, has ever found any evidence of political motivation on the part...

The IRS Scandal, Day 834

Fox News op-ed: IRS Targeting Scheme Is a Scandal With No End in Sight, by Jay Sekulow (American Center for Law and Justice) : When the Senate Finance Committee released its findings on the Internal Revenue Service scheme targeting conservative organizations a couple of weeks ago, the initial determination was...

The IRS Scandal, Day 830

Forbes: Gross Mismanagement At IRS, Says Senate Report, by Robert W. Wood: After a long wait, the Finance Committee has released a bipartisan report on the IRS scandal. Since some private taxpayer information was at issue, there have been closed door sessions and interviews leading up to the report. The...

The IRS Scandal, Day 826

Investor's Business Daily op-ed, Jailtime For IRS' Political Hacks: Corruption: After a year's stalling by the IRS, the Senate Finance Committee has released its bipartisan report, denouncing the tax-collection agency's partisanship and incompetence. When are these people going to jail? The Senate report wasn't entirely satisfactory, given that its criticism...

Republican plan to eliminate IRS union, as it elects new leadership, could threaten federal unions generally

Republicans have an unwelcome gift for the retiring president of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) and its newly elected officers. A proposal by Senate Finance Committee Republicans would prohibit unions at the Internal Revenue Service. That would cut the labor organization’s membership in half. If this attack is successful it would decimate NTEU and […]

Here’s the Senate Report on the IRS’s Out-of-Control Culture

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee, chaired by Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, released this report last week. Here are the highlights from the report, which report can be found here. During the years 2010 to 2013, IRS management failed to provide effective control, guidance and direction over the processing of applications for tax-exempt status. Top IRS […]

Alabama Committee Passes Bill to Ban Selling Aborted Babies After Planned Parenthood Scandal

In Alabama, the Senate Finance and Taxation Fund committee voted today to make the sale of aborted babies or fetal parts a crime punishable by up to 20 years in prison. The Montgomery Advisor reports that the legislation is sponsored by Sen. Bill Hightower (R-Mobile) and was approved by the committee in a 12-1 vote. […]

IRS is Rife with “Personal Politics” and “Gross Mismanagement”

The Washington Examiner with the latest: The Senate Finance Committee issued the report Wednesday and it included bipartisan criticism and a conclusion by panel Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, that “personal politics…influenced how the IRS conducted its business. The agency has been under fire since May 2013, when an inspector general’s report found that an IRS […]

Senate Releases Summaries of Tax Extenders Bill; Joint Tax Committee's Dynamic Scoring Says Bill Will Cover 11% Of Its Costs

The Senate Finance Committee yesterday released updated summaries (here and here) of the committee-passed tax extenders legislation (S. 1946). In connection with the bill, the Joint Committee on Taxation released A Report To The Congressional Budget Office Of The Macroeconomic Effects Of The “Tax Relief Extension Act Of 2015”. Bloomberg,...

The IRS Scandal, Day 819

Senate Finance Committee, Bipartisan Investigative Report on the IRS's Processing of 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) Applications for Tax-Exempt Status Submitted by "Political Advocacy" Organizations From 2010-2013 (145 pages): While much has been reported about the alleged political targeting over the last two years, it is important to stress that this Committee...

“Two years after scandal, the IRS still struggling”

WaPo: The Senate Finance Committee will release on Wednesday a bipartisan report on the 2013 scandal involving the Internal Revenue Service targeting conservative groups. Much will be made about what led to the controversy, but more than two years later … Continue reading ?

IRS is struggling to keep up with growing ranks of political nonprofit groups

The Senate Finance Committee is expected Wednesday to release a bipartisan review of the 2013 scandal involving the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups, the latest in a long line of reports, analyses and finger-pointing by Congress. Much will be made about what led to the controversy, but more than two years later, the IRS appears no […]

ALABAMA: Committee Advances Bill To End All Marriage Licenses Statewide

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Via the Associated Press: A state Senate committee has approved a bill to take Alabama probate judges out of the wedding license business following the U.S Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage. The Senate Finance and Taxation General Fund Committee on Monday approved the bill to do away with state-issued marriage licenses. Show More Summary

Senate Finance Committee Puts Wind and Solar On Short Leash

Photo Credit: Shutterstock A finance package extending tax credits for wind power to the end of next year, recently approved by a key U.S. Senate panel, has been hailed as progress for clean energy, and it is. But here at Environment...Show More Summary

No tax surprises in Senate Finance's approval of extenders bill

There were no big surprises -- heck, no surprises of any size -- from the Senate Finance Committee's mark-up Tuesday (July 21) of expired tax provisions known as extenders. Sen. Ron Wyden (left), the Oregon Democrat who is ranking minority member on the Senate Finance Committee, and Sen. Show More Summary

Another Year, Another Tax Extenders Bill

Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Finance met to consider a bill that would renew over 50 recently expired provisions of the tax code, commonly known as tax extenders. By a 23-3 vote, the committee approved the measure, which wouldShow More Summary

Reruns, R-Rated Reform, and Gimmickry

Everything old is new again. It took the Senate Finance Committee about 90 minutes to move a bill to renew a slew of expired tax breaks for two years. The cost: $97 billion. Bloomberg notes that beneficiaries include Broadway producers, big banks, and wind-energy companies. Show More Summary

Tax Bill to Help Ag, Other Small Businesses

The Senate Finance Committee has moved forward legislation seen as important to agriculture and other small businesses. Farm Bureau is praising committee passage of the measure to extend important tax provisions through 2016. The legislation...Show More Summary

The IRS Scandal, Day 804

The Hill, Senate Finance to Discuss IRS in Secret: The Senate Finance Committee is going to meet in secret in the coming weeks to delve into the panel's bipartisan inquiry into the IRS's improper treatment of Tea Party groups. Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and the committee's top Democrat, Sen....

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