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  • Freedom Caucus Moves to Remove the IRS Commissioner
    Posted in Press Release on September 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Taxes

    Today, Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) motioned to bring a privileged resolution to the House Floor to impeach the IRS Commissioner. The House Freedom Caucus released the following statement: “We strongly support this effort to remove the IRS Commissioner from office. For too long, John Koskinen has been able to get away with stonewalling Congress, obstructing justice, and breaching the public trust. The right to pursue impeachment is an indispensable power vested in Congress that should be used when ... Read more

  • Jordan thanks Reps. Fleming, Huelskamp for resolution to impeach IRS commissioner
    Posted in Press Release on July 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Taxes

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) thanked his colleagues Reps. John Fleming (R-Louisiana) and Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas) for introducing a resolution of impeachment of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen today. “I thank my colleagues John Fleming and Tim Huelskamp for their resolution to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. Mr. Koskinen has failed the American people through gross negligence, dereliction of duty, and violating the public trust. “With two subpoenas and three ... Read more

  • Op-ed: Rep. Jordan: Impeach IRS commissioner
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on June 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Taxes

    Since then-IRS official Lois Lerner first revealed in 2013 that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative organizations for their political views, the American people have sought justice in the matter. President Obama appointed John Koskinen as IRS commissioner to clean up the agency and help Congress get to the bottom of the targeting scandal. Koskinen has instead stonewalled and impeded congressional investigations into the matter. With two subpoenas and three preservation orders in p... Read more

  • House Freedom Caucus Calls for a Vote on Impeachment of the IRS Commissioner
    Posted in Press Release on June 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Taxes

    The House Judiciary Committee held a second hearing examining the case for impeachment of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen Wednesday. The House Freedom Caucus released the following statement: “Today, the Judiciary Committee heard the case for impeachment of the IRS Commissioner. Mr. Koskinen is guilty of gross negligence, dereliction of duty, and violating the public trust and therefore meets the legal standard for impeachment of a public official. Koskinen stonewalled ... Read more

  • Jordan: censuring IRS commissioner is a good step, but Congress must impeach him
    Posted in Press Release on June 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Taxes

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) reiterated his call for impeaching Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen following today’s vote by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to censure him: “While today’s vote to censure IRS Commissioner John Koskinen was a good step, we must truly hold him accountable for his breach of duties related to the IRS targeting of Americans’ First Amendment rights. Congress must impeach Mr. Koskinen – the American people deserve nothing le... Read more

  • House Freedom Caucus Applauds the Passage of the Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act
    Posted in Press Release on June 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Taxes

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act, H.R. 5053 on Tuesday. The Freedom Caucus released the following statement: “The Freedom Caucus applauds the passage of H.R. 5053, which will safeguard Americans’ First Amendment right to free speech, without risk of government retaliation. There is no reason the IRS needs the personal information of donors to tax-exempt organizations, particularly in light of the agency’s track record of abusing its... Read more

  • Jordan condemns IRS commissioner’s failures in first impeachment hearing
    Posted in Press Release on May 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Taxes

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) condemned Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen’s “breach of public trust, dereliction of duty and negligence” today in a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. Today’s hearing, entitled “Examining the Allegations of Misconduct Against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, Part I,” focused on whether to impeach Commissioner Koskinen for his failures related to the investigation of the targeting of conservative organizations by the IRS. The hearing f... Read more

  • Fiscal discipline can’t wait
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on April 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Issues, Taxes

    In life, the sooner you get about fixing a problem, the easier it is to solve. The longer you put it off, the more dramatic and drastic measures you have to take. The same holds true for problems facing the country. That’s why a number of us conservatives in Congress oppose the current budget plan being proposed in the House of Representatives. Since the beginning of the year, conservatives have called for a budget that reflects the will of the American people. This means a budget that begins to... Read more

  • Jordan questions Cleta Mitchell about IRS targeting, impeaching IRS commissioner
    Posted in Press Release on April 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Taxes

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) questioned attorney Cleta Mitchell today about the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservatives, congressional efforts to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, and cell tower-mimicking Stingray technology. During the Task Force on Executive Overreach hearing, Jordan pointed out that the IRS, while failing to collect roughly $385 billion in taxes for the Treasury Department, was instead spending its time acquiring and using Stingray technology, which cou... Read more

  • Jordan responds to State of the Union address
    Posted in Press Release on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget and Fiscal Issues, Immigration, Taxes

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) made the following comments regarding President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union speech: “For the past seven years, the Obama administration has systematically eroded the Constitutional freedoms of the American people while failing to secure our borders and protect our country from the growing threat of terrorism. I was hoping to hear the president chart a different course for his final year in office, but unfortunately I think we can expect to see more of ... Read more