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Collins to IRS Commissioner About Resolving Targeting Scandal: "Make this a priority"

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COLLINS TO IRS COMMISSIONER ABOUT RESOLVING TARGETING SCANDAL:
“MAKE THIS A PRIORITY”

 

WASHINGTON, March 26—Congressman Doug Collins today questioned IRS Commissioner John Koskinen during the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s hearing examining the IRS response to the targeting scandal.

 

The hearing was Mr. Koskinen’s first appearance before the Oversight Committee, which has been leading the investigation into the IRS scandal in which conservative political groups were targeted for increased scrutiny.

 

Questioning Commissioner Koskinen, Congressman Collins said:

 “This has been going on for coming up on a year now…The fact is, there’s been information wanted, information requested…you said that the public needs to feel satisfied about what’s been going on.  Do you feel they are satisfied right now?”

 

Congressman Collins concluded with this request of Commissioner Koskinen to quickly and immediately comply with the committee’s investigation: “Make this a priority.”

 

Full video of their exchange can be found here.

 

Today’s hearing took place just as it was determined that the House Oversight Committee can pursue contempt proceedings against Lois Lerner for her failure to cooperate with its investigation so far.

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