Kansas Congressman Kevin Yoder is hip-deep in a House effort to trim the IRS budget by a whopping 24 percent.
Also in the cross-hairs: $70 million in scheduled IRS bonuses.
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As you can imagine, the IRS isn’t particularly popular these days in the wake of the Tea Party targeting scandal. And House Republicans want some payback.
Yoder, who sits on an Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the IRS, said the aim is to “clean house,” “send a message” and “try to begin the process to fix the challenges” at the IRS.
The congressional purse strings are “one tool that Congress can use to ensure that agencies do not continue a pattern of mismanagement,” he said.