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Jordan statement on Senate Finance Committee IRS report

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Washington, August 5, 2015 | Darin Miller (202-225-2676) | comments

Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) made the following comments regarding today’s report from the Senate Finance Committee’s investigation into the IRS targeting of conservative groups:

“The Senate Finance Committee’s report on the IRS targeting of conservative non-profits reinforces the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s call for IRS Commissioner John Koskinen to go. The Finance committee’s report shows that Koskinen failed to cooperate with congressional investigations, which frustrated not only Republicans but also the committee’s ranking member, Senator Ron Wyden. Koskinen’s IRS failed to preserve documents, and failed to update and inform Congress in a timely manner about its internal efforts to comply with congressional investigations. Koskinen gave false testimony before Congress and then failed to correct the record when the House Oversight committee learned he was wrong. Lastly, and most importantly, he has failed to reform the IRS to ensure that similar targeting does not happen again. The Senate Finance report only confirms what my colleagues and I in the House have called for. Koskinen must go. And if President Obama doesn’t remove him, then Congress must act.”

Jordan and Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-Florida) co-authored an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal last week calling for President Obama to remove IRS Commissioner John Koskinen from office. To read the op-ed online, click here: http://goo.gl/PPNdkp

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