U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) today sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) urging the leader to schedule a vote on the Family and Small Business Taxpayer Protection Act, H.R. 23. This legislation, which passed the House of Representatives on January 9, 2023, would return over $71 billion to American taxpayers over a ten-year period and would provide immediate relief from costly IRS audits to everyday American families who are already constrained by record inflation.
“The IRS should not employ more than the Pentagon, the State Department, the FBI and the Border Patrol all combined,” said Rounds. “The IRS needs to work for the American people, not against them. That starts with reform, not with throwing money at an out-of-control government agency. I urge you to immediately bring H.R. 23 to the Senate floor for consideration in order to prevent the further emboldening of the IRS to go after small businesses and law-abiding Americans.”