On Monday evening, the GOP-controlled House of Representatives voted to rescind funding for 87,000 IRS agents.
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.
The so-called ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ gave $79.6 billion to the IRS over the next 10 years.
The bill rescinds any funding that could be used to conduct new audits on Americans and funding that would double the agency’s current size.
According to new analysis, the IRS audits the poor at 5 times the rate of everyone else.
The IRS also has a history of targeting conservative groups.
“Promises made,” Speaker McCarthy said as he dropped the gavel.
“House Republicans just voted unanimously to repeal the Democrats’ army of 87,000 IRS agents” Kevin McCarthy said Monday night.
The House also passed a 55-page Rules Package on Monday night in a 220 to 213 vote.
McCarthy tweeted the following on the new rules package.