The House of Representatives voted to stop $70 billion in funding to the IRS in a move to end its plan to add 87,000 new workers.
The vote was the first under Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as House speaker in a move that will be widely celebrated by conservatives.
House votes to rescind billions in funding to the IRS in first major majority action with McCarthy as speaker https://t.co/NCR5KIZkTW
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) January 10, 2023
"The bill — dubbed the Family and Small Business Taxpayer Protection Act and sponsored by Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Neb., and Rep. Michelle Steel, R-Calif. — passed the House of Representatives, 221-210," Fox News reported.
"The legislation will roll back the billions of dollars of funding for the IRS approved in the Inflation Reduction Act last year but leaves in place funding for customer service and improvements to IT services," it added.
NOT SO FAST! House Set to Vote on Repealing Funds for 87,000 New IRS Agents https://t.co/6gJNiyayCw
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) January 9, 2023
"House Majority Leader Steve Scalise said the House also plans to vote this week on bills to form a committee on 'the weaponization of the federal government against citizens' and end oil sales to China from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR)," Just the News reported.
"The votes on the committee bill and the oil sales to China bill are expected to take place on Tuesday or Wednesday," it added.
The new votes are in addition to Republicans controlling the appointment of leadership to House committees in a change that will quickly result in investigations of the Biden administration.
Republicans expect to investigate Hunter Biden, the border crisis and COVID-19 overreach and censorship issues that have taken place under the Biden administration over the past two years.
Realistically, this was just statement legislation, as it will never pass the Senate or get a signature from Joe Biden.
What is disturbing and already drawing mocking from the left is that House Republicans are treating this as though the law was actually passed all the way through Congress and signed by Biden.
Some have even taken to showing the video of "Bill on Capitol Hill" to explain how laws work in this country.
This amounts to busy work for House members, nothing more.
Source: Fox News