Idaho Senator Jim Risch Cosponsors Bill to Prevent IRS Targeting
WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Senator Jim Risch is the co-sponsor of the Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act bill, which he says is meant to protect rights associated with free speech.
The bill was also introduced this week by Senators Jeff Flake and Pat Roberts, who are Republicans as well. In all, 36 additional senators are backing the bill.
“I remain deeply disturbed that the IRS has made it a practice to give greater scrutiny to conservative non-profit groups,” Risch said. “Since this revelation, the Department of Treasury has proposed a new IRS regulation that would actually validate the singling out of these organizations. This legislation will ensure that Americans’ constitutional right to free speech is protected from targeted IRS regulations.”